Businesses on Instagram Will Still Be Able to Search Hashtags on a Limited Basis

An API change restricts the number of uniques and pieces of content

Social Media Week Europe gives you exclusive access to live discussions with social media and digital marketing experts in London, 7–8 Nov. Save 20% on your pass today (ends 3 Oct.).

As part of changes to the Instagram Graph API (application-programming interface) that were announced in January and go into effect Dec. 11, the ability for businesses to search hashtags via the API is being removed, but the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network announced a scaled-down version of that capability Wednesday.

AW+

WORK SMARTER - LEARN, GROW AND BE INSPIRED.

Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in