This update highlights what was behind the recent outage of Instagram.

For the last week or so, our users who are using Instagram feeds have been claiming they receive empty RSS feeds. It turned out, Instagram has increased its algorithm to prevent data scraping. It took several days to find a proper technical solution to break their defence.

At the moment, most of the requests to Instagram succeed with getting the actual data. Yet we’re not 100% sure the battle has finished. The circumstances may change every day, so please check the news in our blog.

We’ve got to spend additional resources for parsing Instagram. As a result, Instagram feeds might become a paid-only feature in the near feature.

QF team.