Mike Simz Mike Simz - 4 months ago 211x
iOS Question

Instagram API - Receiving public_content in sandbox mode

I am developing an app that uses the Instagram API. While in sandbox mode, it seems as though IG does not allow you to use any endpoint that requires the 'public_content' scope. That being said, when I submit the app for approval and request the 'public_content' permission to be approved, it is always returning back rejected (tried 4 times now).

My question is this:

  1. Is there a way to make requests using 'public_content' scope while in sandbox mode? If not, how they expect to ever approve 'public_content' if my video screencast cannot show me using that permission? How do I get around this issue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Add another user to the sandbox. You can only access that users media via API if you have public_content permission.