Instagram has announced some major revisions to its API policy including a new restriction that prohibits third-party apps from pulling in full feeds.
The media-sharing social network said in a post on its developer blog that it launched its first Instagram API in 2011 as the startup knew it wouldn’t be able to build all of the features its community would want. Several years in and with the backing of parent company Facebook, Instagram is in a much better position to build experiences in-house.
For starters, Instagram has updated its platform policy to explicitly list the use cases they will support moving forward. A full list of terms and conditions can be found by clicking here. What’s more, starting December 3, Instagram will institute a review process that’ll take a look at new and existing apps before full API access is granted. Existing apps will have until June 1, 2016, to submit and be approved.