Say Farewell to the Last Part of Instagram’s Legacy API Platform March 31

Basic Permission will be disabled on that day

Instagram issued a reminder to developers that its final Instagram Legacy API (application-programming interface) permission, Basic Permission, will be disabled March 31.

The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network said in a blog post that any applications remaining on the Legacy API will no longer have access as of March 31, and they should instead rely on the Instagram Basic Display API and Instagram Graph API.

In order to avoid disruption of service to apps and businesses, developers should apply for permissions to Basic Display API via App Review and migrate their Legacy API calls before March 31, noting that some App Review submissions can take one week or longer to process.

Instagram also shared common mistakes it has seen in App Review submissions for Basic Display API:

  • Your app uses Instagram Basic Display API for authenticating users: This API is not an authentication tool and should not be used to authenticate or log users...


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