Instagram Further Tightens Third-Party Access to User Data

The Basic Permission is being depreciated March 2, 2020, in favor of the new Basic Display API

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Instagram is deprecating its Basic Permission, which enables applications to read users’ profile information and media, on March 2, 2020, in favor of its new Basic Display API (application-programming interface).

The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network said this marks the last update related to the Graph API migration it initially revealed in August 2017.

The Basic Display API will enable third-party apps and websites to provide the option to import photos from Instagram or connect/link to Instagram.

Instagram said in a blog post, “Some examples include apps that allow you to easily print your Instagram photos or help you build a website.



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