Getting Stories from the Instagram API


Alec Garcia:

It took Instagram 2 years to build their first web app, and then another 3 years to implement web search. It will probably be a while, if at all, before Instagram brings Stories to the web, so I thought I’d do it myself.

The result is Chrome IG Story:

Chrome IG Story is a Chrome Extension that injects your friend’s Instagram Stories above your feed on the desktop website just like it appears in the Instagram mobile app.

With some sniffing he found the (unreleased) API Endpoint that Instagram uses. The extension makes a request to said endpoint, injecting the cookies set by Instagram along with that for authentication, and even faking the user-agent to being Instagram itself.

Chrome IG Story Extension →
Chrome IG Story Source →
Chrome IG Story — Bribing the Instagram Story API with cookies 🍪🍪🍪 →

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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