How to scrape Instagram posts in 5 easy steps

Theo Vasilis
Theo Vasilis
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Scraping Instagram posts is quick and easy with our no-code Instagram Post Scraper. We show you how to get data from Instagram posts in 5 simple steps. With just a few clicks, you’ll have your data in a matter of minutes!

How to scrape posts on Instagram for free

If you want to extract data from Instagram posts, we have the perfect tool for you. Instagram Post Scraper is a streamlined data extraction tool designed specifically for the task. That means it’s perfectly configured to get your data quickly and easily. We’re going to show you just how easy it is.

Before we get to that, you should know that scraping Instagram posts is legal, but make sure that you do not breach copyright or data protection laws. That means you must not scrape intellectual property or private information. You can only scrape publicly available data, such as images, comments, and the number of likes and followers, but not personal information such as contact details.

How do I extract Instagram posts?

Now we’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to show you how to extract your data with just a few clicks ⬇️


Step 1. Go to Instagram Post Scraper on Apify Store and click Try for free

All of our scrapers can be found in Apify Store. When you’re on the home page of the Apify website, you’ll find Apify Store under the Solutions tab. Click on that, and then type ‘Instagram’ in the search field. You’ll see our range of Instagram-related scraping tools. Select Instagram Post Scraper, then click Try for free.

Step 1. Go to Instagram Post Scraper on Apify Store and click Try for free
Step 1. Go to Instagram Post Scraper on Apify Store and click Try for free

If you don’t have an Apify account yet, don’t worry. It’s really easy to sign up with your email account, Google, or Github. It’s free and you don’t even need to provide your credit card. So, don’t be shy, and sign up!

Sign up for free to scrape Instagram posts
Sign up for free to scrape Instagram posts

Step 2. Insert the Instagram username or account you want to scrape

Type or paste the username or account you want to scrape. You can add as many as you like by clicking the +Add button.

If this is your first go, just use the default settings to test the scraper, and you’ll see how quick and easy it is.

Step 2. Insert the Instagram username or account you want to scrape
Step 2. Insert the Instagram username or account you want to scrape

Step 3. Choose the number of posts for extraction

This is the maximum number of posts per username. So, if you’ve selected 3 usernames by using the +Add button and set the maximum number to 20, then the maximum number of posts you’ll get is 60.

Setting a maximum number is wise if you want to extract data very quickly. Let’s go with a maximum of 20 for apifytech.

Step 3. Choose the number of posts for extraction
Step 3. Choose the number of posts for extraction

Step 4. Collect your data

Click the Start button to begin running the scraper. While Instagram Post Scraper is running, you’ll see the output as the data starts coming in, but it hasn’t finished until the status changes to succeeded, so hold your horses!

Step 4. Collect your data
Step 4. Collect your data

Step 5. View and download your data

Once the scraper has finished its run, click the Export button to view and download your data.

You can download your Instagram post data in a number of formats
You can download your data in a number of formats

Let’s download the data we’ve collected in Excel, shall we?

Scraped data from Instagram posts in Excel

  You can get started with scraping Instagram posts by clicking this button👇


Give yourself a pat on the back!

Well done! You’ve just extracted data from a bunch of Instagram posts for free in just a few minutes. Easy, right? So, how about trying it again on your own? Just choose some usernames you want to scrape, click start, and get your data.

If we’ve left you wanting more and you’d like to see this scraper in action, watch this short video tutorial on how to use Instagram Post Scraper ⬇️

How to extract Instagram posts with Instagram Post Scraper


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