Email us for exporting more than the above limits.
What can I do with the exported data?
Hashtag campaigns for events
You can export hashtag data and filter the data for a specific date range and get all the Instagram users who posts with the hashtag. You can then engage with the users or pick winners for an hashtag contest.
EXPORT TYPE: Hashtag Posts
Analyze who your competition is following
You can export any public users following list and analyze Instagram users to potentially engage for marketing purposes. You can also export the list of Instagram user you are following to analyze and track influencers or find stale users.
EXPORT TYPE: User Following
Analyze your followers month to month
You can export your Instagram followers to compare new followers or lost followers and potentially engage with them. You can also export followers of competitors to engage with them for marketing purposes.
EXPORT TYPE: User Followers
Backup your Posts and Stats
You can export your Instagram posts with all the stats, like counts, comment counts and dates to track engagement and activity over time.
EXPORT TYPE: User Posts
You can export comments from any Instagram post with usernames to analyze sentiments and engagement.
EXPORT TYPE: Post Comments
You can export list of likers from any Instagram post with usernames to analyze engagement and get audience.
EXPORT TYPE: Post Likes
Frequently Asked Questions
What data can I export?
You can export the following types of data for Instgram:
User's Following list
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:
Likers for a post
Comments for a post
Posts with a user tag
Posts at a location
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 posts data:
10,000 - about 3 hours
50,000 - about 12 hours
100,000 - about 1 day
Below are some approximate times for exporting followers/following data:
1,000 - about 3 hours
5,000 - about 12 hours
10,000 - about 1 day
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 competitor's followers or following list and engage with them
Export your hashtag campaigns and engage with the users who use your hashtag
Find local Instagram influencers based on hashtags
Find micro influencers based on multiple hashtags
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
Why does it cost more to export followers/following than hashtag/user posts?
Exporting Followers/Following users is more complex task and takes about 10 times more time to complete exporting than time it takes to export hashtag/user posts.
Why is the number of hashtag posts exported lower than the count shown by Instagram?
The total count of hashtag posts shown by Instagram includes posts from both public and private users, Instagram only allows exporting posts from public users. Typically about 15-30% of user profiles are private, so the actual count of posts exported will be lower. We take this into account when calculating the price for hashtag export.
Is there an option to export data for FREE?
Yes, you can export a sample of 100 followers/posts for free. You can check if this meets your requirement and then order full export.
If you have Picodash Basic subscription or within the free trial period, you can export hashtag posts, user posts or your followers/following list without any export fee, but you have to scroll and load all posts on screen and then use the "export data" option in the menu.
If you want to export 1000 or so followers/posts, you can load all posts by scrolling few times 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.