Scraping hashtags not working?

Anyone else have issues scraping hashtags?

Accounts / feeds work fine, but hashtags seem to be down.
The usual Endpoints return an HTTP 501 error.

Manually going to the Endpoint seems to work, but scrapers look broken.


the hashtag link has returning HTTP ERROR 501 for last 2-3 days, maybe that has something to do with it.

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Geolocations too

Hi, I’m having the same problem in my laptop. I’m from India.

I’ve logged into more than 10 instagram accounts in my laptop in the last 2 years. After a point, when I started creating new accounts on Instagram, it would say ‘this account has been disabled due to violations’. So I stopped trying to create new accounts from this device. There is a possibility that my laptop was ‘black listed’ by Instagram.

And now, for the past 24 hours, I have been unable to load the explore page in my browser in the laptop.

Could this be trouble from Instagram?
Is anybody else facing the same “HTTP error 501”?

Do share your situation if you are. It will be helpful for others.

Thank you.

Same issue here. I have also found a long thread on reddit with lots of people having the same.
Seems to be global.

whats the link to the reddit thread?

Not sure it’s allowed to post this link so apologies to moderators in advance if not and please let me know.

Ok I was scared, thought scraping hashtags specifically was blocked but it seems hashtag search on IG is completely broken.

I’m sure they’ll fix it soon.

I am also having the same problem. So sad. Don’t know when this error can be fixed

Looks like it’s fixed now? I’m able to scrape again. Is it working for you guys as well?

Yepppp. It has been fixed, you can access it again

Brilliant! - working for me now as well. Thanks for the heads up :blush:

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Have you tried using a VPN.