Instagram Service via Instance and Others Partially Resumed, Deleted Photos Restored

| July 31, 2013 | 6 Replies


Yesterday WP users were dealt a blow when the popular Instagram alternative “instance” was pretty much blocked from posting as all new images were being immediately deleted and multiple users had their previously uploaded pictures removed. Apparently the issue was due to some new API restrictions and changes on instagram’s part, that have thankfully been tweaked/removed; all previously deleted images should have been restored and 3rd party clients should once again be able to publish photos, however apparently these photos are only visible to the uploader at the moment?

An Instagram spokesperson has confirmed that the company has implemented a recent change to its API. “We recently made an update to the systems that we use to fight spam to help prevent future attacks and increase security,” says a spokesperson. The change will affect any apps accessing Instagram outside of the official API, and it appears to be a broad change that doesn’t target any particular application. 6tagram, another third-party Windows Phone Instagram client currently in beta, is also experiencing issues.

 An Instagram spokesperson has confirmed the “update does not specifically target any particular app or platform.” The API appears to have been updated again, as Instance users are reporting that pictures now successfully upload to their accounts, but that they’re blocked from view to other users.

Obviously instagram know that the likes of instance and instagraph exist, and that WP users like their social network, and thankfully it turns out the “blocking” yesterday more of a random fluke?

(I couldn’t decided which of the two images to use for this post so I jut went with both)




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