Instagram dropped the bomb by shutting down Instagress last month!

Why?




In my opinion, 2 reasons:

  1. Instagram discourages third party developers from using “insta” and “gram” in the name of their apps and services. Many of them have received cease and desist letters from Instagram’s legal team.
  2. Instagress used Instagram’s API  for automation when they clearly shouldn’t as per quote below from Instagram’s site:

“The Instagram API Platform can be used to build non-automated,
                    authentic, high-quality apps and services”




Thoughts?

The shutdown of Instagress doesn’t affect me at all because I use Mass Planner.

Instagress was a popular but extremely limited bot.

Hence, Instagress was always used as an example by many bloggers and “experts” that you shouldn’t bot because of it’s limitations.

Honestly, I’m glad Instagress died so their users can move on to better alternatives.