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Scraping Instagram reels with instascrape

from instascrape import Reel
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In this blog post, I'm going to show you how to scrape Instagram reels using the Python library instascrape's latest feature!

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Introducing the Reel scraper

With the release of v1.5.0, instascrape now provides the Reel object for scraping Instagram reel's in just a few lines of code:

from instascrape import Reel 
google_reel = Reel('https://www.instagram.com/reel/CIrJSrFFHM_/')
google_reel.scrape()
print(f"This reel has {google_reel.video_view_count:,} views.")
>>> This reel has 48,593 views.
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And that's it! Reel is a subclass of the Post scraper so all expected behaviors and methods carry down for easy usage.

Additional instascrape content

If you're interested in seeing some more instascrape content, check out some of my other blog posts

and drop by the official repo and introduce yourself!

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Powerful and flexible Instagram scraping library for Python, providing easy-to-use and expressive tools for accessing data programmatically

instascrape: powerful Instagram data scraping toolkit

DISCLAIMER:

Instagram has gotten increasingly strict with scraping and using this library can result in getting flagged for botting AND POSSIBLE DISABLING OF YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT. This is a research project and I am not responsible for how you use it. Independently, the library is designed to be responsible and respectful and it is up to you to decide what you do with it. I don't claim any responsibility if your Instagram account is affected by how you use this library.

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What is it?

instascrape is a lightweight Python package that provides an expressive and flexible API for scraping Instagram data. It is geared towards being a high-level building block on the data scientist's toolchain and can be seamlessly integrated and extended with industry standard tools for web scraping, data science, and analysis.

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Discussion (3)

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Anurag Singhal

Is there a way I can get the same data using a profile link ?

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ArihantBarjatya

is there a way to find the name of the song/audio the reel has