The section above describes in detail about all the different data items that will be exported. Here are samples of export for followers and hashtag posts
We can also export the following, please email email@example.com for details:
Comments for a post
Posts tagged to a place
Location search posts
Why does it cost extra to export data?
Exporting data is a long and time consuming task, Instagram only gives 20 data items at a time and there is an hourly limit on how many times we can request data from Instagram. So it will cost us to continuously run a job on our servers to slowly request data and save data, especially when exporting 1000s to Millions of data posts/followers.
If you want to export 1000 or so followers/posts, you can use Picodash to search and load all posts by scrolling and then export for FREE. The paid export is worth when exporting large amount of data for research and analysis purpose.
How long will it take to export the data?
Below are some approximate times for exporting data:
100,000 - about 3 hours
500,000 - about 12 hours
1 Million - about 1 day
2 Million - about 2 days
Can I export any User's followers?
Yes, as long as the user's profile not set to private, we can export followers, following and posts.
Can I get the email and location of exported users?
Instagram does not give email and location of users. However some users put their email and location in the bio description, we extract the email if it is available in the bio and add it to a column in the spreadsheet. We have script available to extract the location info from the user's bio and update the exported spreadsheet.
What can I do with the data exported?
Below are examples of how some of our customers use the data:
Backup your posts, followers and following
Analyze your followers, understand your audience or find out how influential they are
Analyze your competitors followers or following list and engage with them
Export your hashtag campaigns and engage with the users who use your hashtag
Does it export the actual photos and videos of users or hashtags?
No, you will only get the Instagram URLs for images and videos in the CSV export. You can click open the images and save it yourself. We also have script available to automatically download all images/videos in the CSV export to your computer: image_download_script
Is there an option to export data for FREE?
Yes, you can export your followers/following list without any export fee, but you have scroll and load all users on screen and then use the "export data" option in the menu. Same with hashtag data, you can scroll and load posts on screen and then export for FREE. You will still need Picodash basic subscription to do this.
If you want to export 1000 or so followers/posts, it is better to load all by scrolling and then export for FREE. The paid export is worth when exporting large amount of data (1000 to millions)
NOTE: The exported data is for research or analysis purpose. It is not recommended to repost media that does not belong to you, instead you are encouraged to use the embed code to repost Instagram posts elsewhere, this will give full credit and attribution to the Instagram content's owner.