Graph API No More a Problem: New Instagram Feed Magento Extension
Instagram is a photo-sharing application that within 10 years has stolen the scene and turned out to be the most well-liked app for photos dissemination. With a total amount of more than 1 billion users, it is not just an application for sharing photos of your breakfast or a funny video with cats. Instagram has become a real market, a place suitable for making business and money. That is why it seems a good idea to use Instagram as a means to develop your online business.2 years ago Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, decided to find a solution for boosting users’ privacy and security. They replaced their old API with a new one: Graph API. To keep your website linked with Instagram through the new API, we’ve created an up-to-date Magento extension for Instagram Feed.
Instagram Feed Meets the New APIWhat is a new Graph API? To put it simply, it is such an Application Programming Interface that organizes all the data in terms of nodes and edges (objects and relationships), so the Client gets an opportunity for interaction with multiple nodes sending a single request.The updated API brought the following features:
- Hashtag search that allows for searching the photos and videos tagged with a relevant hashtag;
- Availability of insights has become another useful feature that allows the owners of business accounts to analyze valuable data regarding their Instagram profiles;
- Opportunity to moderate comments for business accounts, which is a new way of closer interaction with the audience by responding to comments, hiding or unhiding, enabling, and disabling them;
- Mentions that serve for identification of public captions, comments, and media in which the business account alias has been tagged or @mentioned.