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instatouch

2.2.7 • Public • Published

InstaTouch

NPM npm Codacy grade

Scrape useful information from instagram.

No login or password are required.

This is not an official API support and etc. This is just a scraper that is using instagram graph api to scrape media.


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Content

Demo

Demo

Features

  • Scrape media posts from username, hashtag or location
  • Scrape comments from a specific instagram post
  • Scrape users who liked specific post
  • Scrape followers REQUIRES AN ACTIVE SESSION
  • Scrape following REQUIRES AN ACTIVE SESSION
  • Download and save media to a ZIP archive
  • Create JSON/CSV files with a post information

To Do

  • Improve documentation
  • More examples
  • Web interface

Possible errors from instagram API

  • Rate Limit - Instagram API temporarily blocked your IP, you can wait a little, try to use a proxy or set the higher {timeout}

Installation

instatouch requires Node.js v8.6.0+ to run.

Install from NPM

$ npm i -g instatouch

Install from YARN

$ yarn global add instatouch

USAGE

In Terminal

$ instatouch --help
 
Usage: cli <command> [options]
 
Commands:
  instatouch user [id]                 Scrape posts from username. Enter only username
  instatouch hashtag [id]              Scrape posts from hashtag. Enter hashtag without
                                # 
  instatouch location [id]             Scrape posts from a specific location. Enter
                                location ID
  instatouch comments [id]             Scrape comments from a post. Enter post url or
                                post id
  instatouch likers [id]               Scrape users who liked a post. Enter post url or
                                post id
  instatouch history                   View previous download history
  instatouch from-file [file] [async]  Scrape users, hashtags, music, videos mentioned
                                in a file. 1 value per 1 line
 
Options:
  --version            Show version number                             [boolean]
  --count, -c          Number of post to scrape                     [default: 0]
  --mediaType, -m      Media type to scrape
                             [choices: "image""video""all"] [default: "all"]
  --proxy, -p          Set single proxy                            [default: ""]
  --proxy-file         Use proxies from a file. Scraper will use random proxies
                       from the file per each request. 1 line 1 proxy.
                                                                   [default: ""]
  --timeout            If you will receive error saying 'rate limit', you can
                       try to set timeout. Timeout is in mls: 1000 mls = 1
                       second                                       [default: 0]
  --download, -d       Download all scraped posts     [boolean] [default: false]
  --zip, -z            ZIP all downloaded posts       [boolean] [default: false]
  --asyncDownload, -a  How many posts should be downloaded at the same time.
                       Try not to set more then 5                   [default: 5]
  --filename, -f       Set custom filename for the output files    [default: ""]
  --filepath           Directory to save all output files.
   [default: "/Users/blah/blah"]
  --filetype, -t       Type of output file where post information will be
                       saved. 'all' - save information about all posts to a
                       'json' and 'csv'
                                [choices: "csv""json""all"] [default: "csv"]
  --store, -s          Scraper will save the progress in the OS TMP or Custom
                       folder and in the future usage will only download new
                       posts avoiding duplicates     [boolean] [default: false]
  --historypath        Set custom path where history file/files will be stored
                   [default: "/var/folders/d5/fyh1_f2926q7c65g7skc0qh80000gn/T"]
  --remove, -r         Delete the history record by entering "TYPE:INPUT" or
                       "all" to clean all the history. For example: user:bob
                                                                   [default: ""]
  --help               Show help                                       [boolean]

Output File Example

Demo

Module

Methods

.user('tiktok', options) // User feed
.hashtag('summer', options) // Hashtag feed
.location('', options) // Location feed
.comments('https://www.instagram.com/p/CATMghXnGrg/', options) // Post comments
.likers('https://www.instagram.com/p/CATMghXnGrg/', options) // People who liked post
 
.getUserMeta('USERNAME', options) // Get user metadata
.getPostMeta('https://www.instagram.com/p/CATMghXnGrg/', options) // Get post metadata

Options

const options = {
    // Number of posts to scrape: {int default: 0}
    count: 0,
 
    // Download posts or not. {boolean default: false}
    download: false,
    
    // Archive downloaded posts. {boolean default: false}
    // If set to {false} then posts will be saved in the newly created folder
    zip: false
 
    // How many post should be downloaded asynchronously. Only if {download:true}: {int default: 5}
    asyncDownload: 5,
 
    // Media type to scrape: ["image", "video", "all"]: {string default: 'all'}
    mediaType: 'all',
 
    // Set proxy {string[] | string default: ''}
    // http proxy: 127.0.0.1:8080
    // socks proxy: socks5://127.0.0.1:8080
    // You can pass proxies as an array and scraper will randomly select a proxy from the array to execute the requests
    proxy: '',
 
    // File name that will be used to save data to: {string default: '[id]'}
    filename: '[id]',
 
    // File path where all files will be saved: {string default: 'USER_HOME_DIR'}
    filepath: `USER_HOME_DIR`,
 
    // Output with information can be saved to a CSV or JSON files: {string default: 'na'}
    // 'csv' to save in csv
    // 'json' to save in json
    // 'all' to save in json and csv
    // 'na' to skip this step
    filetype: `na`,
    
    // Set initial cursor value to start pagination over the feed from the specific point: {string default: ''}
    endCursor: ''
 
    // Timeout between requests. If error 'rate limit' received then this option can be useful: {int default: 0}
    timeout: 0,
};

Result will contain a bunch of data

instaTouch {
    collector:[ARRAY_OF_DATA]
    //Files are below
    zip: '/{CURRENT_PATH}/natgeo_1552963581094.zip',
    json: '/{CURRENT_PATH}/natgeo_1552963581094.json',
    csv: '/{CURRENT_PATH}/natgeo_1552963581094.csv'
}

Json Output Example

Feed

Example output for the methods: user, hashtag, location

{
    id: '2311886241697642614',
    shortcode: 'CAVeEm1gDh2',
    type: 'GraphSidecar',
    is_video: false,
    dimension: { height: 1080, width: 1080 },
    display_url:
        'https://scontent-hel2-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/97212979_112497166934732_8766432510789477700_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-hel2-1.cdninstagram.com&_nc_cat=1&_nc_ohc=4jd1cuOMYrkAX_y6CK2&oh=2aa0b339cdf653dac916a64a70c81e31&oe=5EEB5E07',
    thumbnail_src:
        'https://scontent-hel2-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/97212979_112497166934732_8766432510789477700_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-hel2-1.cdninstagram.com&_nc_cat=1&_nc_ohc=4jd1cuOMYrkAX_y6CK2&oh=af5440bdf071108b7e74b1524c358e66&oe=5EED8CE4',
    owner: { id: '25025320', username: 'instagram' },
    description:
        'FernandoMagalhães’(@mglhs_com)ever-evolvingfuturisticbeingsliveintheGenesisHumanProject.Alpha,acomputer-generatedworldhedreamedupattheendof2018.TheLondon-basedBrazilianartistusesproceduralmodeling,aprogrammingtechniquethatcreates3Dmodelsandtextures.⁣\n\n“I’monlyabletoseethem[hischaracters]oncetherenderisdone—soit’skindoflikemeetingsomebodyforthefirsttime,”explainsFernando.“Ilovetoseethemandtrytounderstand,tofeelfromwheretheycamefrom,whotheyare,whattheydoandsoon.”⁣\n\n“TodayI’mworkinginthisuniversethatIcreated,butmymindgoesmuchfurtherthanthat.Throughmywork,Ihopepeopleunderstandthatartgoesbeyondwhatweknowasart,there’sdifferentpaths,approachesandpossibilities.”#ThisWeekOnInstagram⁣\n\nDigitalimagesby@mglhs_com',
    comments: 5050,
    likes: 412657,
    comments_disabled: false,
    taken_at_timestamp: 1589818338,
    location: { id: '213385402', has_public_page: true, name: 'London,UnitedKingdom', slug: 'london-united-kingdom' },
    hashtags: ['#ThisWeekOnInstagram'],
    mentions: ['@mglhs_com', '@mglhs_com'],
};
Comments

Example output for the methods: comments

{
    id: '17854856327003928',
    text: 'Böyle şeytani figürleri yayınlamak mi zorundasınız. Euzu billahi mineşşeytanirracim Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.',
    created_at: 1589837238,
    did_report_as_spam: false,
    owner: {
        id: '13492154487',
        is_verified: false,
        profile_pic_url:
            'https://scontent-hel2-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-19/s150x150/89832595_142698410416916_7218363900150939648_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-hel2-1.cdninstagram.com&_nc_ohc=dIhkVzLiHVUAX-o8Vx6&oh=d516c43b444dc3409ac3f0cca145f9ca&oe=5EEBA851',
        username: 'hasan_dede4809',
    },
    likes: 0,
    comments: 0,
};
Likers

Example output for the methods: likers

{
    id: '27165506664',
    username: 'josedhl_priv',
    full_name: 'José David',
    profile_pic_url:
        'https://scontent-hel2-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-19/s150x150/80568189_848308822340996_1519415041114243072_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-hel2-1.cdninstagram.com&_nc_ohc=Kgmrwidffj0AX99RC-n&oh=a4e999c7ec74630c9a4a468272fc22c8&oe=5EEE2A91',
    is_private: true,
    is_verified: false,
};

License

MIT

Free Software

Install

npm i instatouch

DownloadsWeekly Downloads

202

Version

2.2.7

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