Baker Baker - 2 months ago 51
PHP Question

Grab Instagram Follower count

So I have a question what would be the method to just grab the instagram follower count for a said user?

I have looked at two possible options the official instagram API, but I couldn't find a specific method named on how to do so, but they do have a some user endpoints, but couldn't find much detail on it or I was thinking about using the unofficial instagram API https://github.com/mgp25/Instagram-API

Any tips?

Answer

You can request https://www.instagram.com/<username>/?__a=1 and receive JSON with account information also with followers count as well. It doesn't need authorization.