Facebook has decided to make further changes to their API for data privacy reasons, concerning both Facebook and Instagram. These changes don't just affect quintly, but all social media analytics/data tools. From the 4th of April, 2018 Facebook has applied the following changes:
Facebook Private messages
Facebook has paused allowing people to give access to their Page's private messages for now. If you have given our tool access to read your Page's private messages before, you can still use related metrics (e.g. Private Conversations Table). Facebook is tracking that issue at https://developers.facebook.com/status/issues/104197713763517/
It is still possible to connect to basic insights (without inbox) covering all the Insights statistics except for a page’s private messages.
We can no longer provide free-text search for Facebook Pages within our Add Profile dialog. For Facebook Pages and Instagram Business Accounts, you have to use the direct Page URL (e.g. https://www.facebook.com/quintly) instead to add new Facebook Pages and Instagram Business Accounts.
Facebook has shut off the former Instagram public API with immediate effect. We will be using the new Instagram Graph API for importing page and post-level data for Instagram Business Accounts going forward.
Instagram no longer provides us with posts' direct link and the preview picture of a post is only availble for image posts, not video posts. These are still available for Business Accounts that are connected to Insights.
Instagram's API stopped providing data to us regarding the following count of an account, therefore the below metrics won't show new data anymore:
- Following Change Rate
- Following Total
- Following Change
Instagram Business Accounts
From now on, only Instagram Business Accounts can be added to our tool, Instagram has turned off the ability to analyze personal user accounts. If you have the admin rights to an account that is a personal account, you can easily change it to a Business Account. You can read how to do this here.
Here you can read about all the changes from Facebook directly: https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/04/restricting-data-access/ and https://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/2018/04/04/facebook-api-platform-product-changes/