Instagram private API wrapper for full access to instagram
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NodeJS Instagram private API client


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From npm

npm install instagram-private-api

From github

npm install github:dilame/instagram-private-api


You can find usage examples here

import { IgApiClient } from './src';
import { sample } from 'lodash';
const ig = new IgApiClient();
// You must generate device id's before login.
// Id's generated based on seed
// So if you pass the same value as first argument - the same id's are generated every time
// Optionally you can setup proxy url
ig.state.proxyUrl = process.env.IG_PROXY;
(async () => {
  // Execute all requests prior to authorization in the real Android application
  // Not required but recommended
  await ig.simulate.preLoginFlow();
  const loggedInUser = await ig.account.login(process.env.IG_USERNAME, process.env.IG_PASSWORD);
  // The same as preLoginFlow()
  // Optionally wrap it to process.nextTick so we dont need to wait ending of this bunch of requests
  process.nextTick(async () => await ig.simulate.postLoginFlow());
  // Create UserFeed instance to get loggedInUser's posts
  const userFeed = ig.feed.user(;
  const myPostsFirstPage = await userFeed.items();
  // All the feeds are auto-paginated, so you just need to call .items() sequentially to get next page
  const myPostsSecondPage = await userFeed.items();
    // Like our first post from first page or first post from second page randomly
    mediaId: sample([myPostsFirstPage[0].id, myPostsSecondPage[0].id]),
    moduleInfo: {
      module_name: 'profile',
      username: loggedInUser.username,
    d: sample([0, 1]),


If you need features that is not implemented - feel free to implement and create PRs!

Plus we need some documentation, so if you are good in it - you are welcome.

Useful links

instagram-id-to-url-segment - convert the image url fragment to the media ID

Special thanks

Original author of this library is Richard Hutta. Thanks to him for starting it.

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