The remaining Instagram Legacy API permission (“Basic Permission”)
was disabled on June 29, 2020. As of June 29, third-party apps no
longer have access to the Legacy API. To avoid disruption of service
to your app and business, developers previously using the Legacy API
should instead rely on

Instagram Basic Display API


Instagram Graph API
Please request approval for required permissions through the

App Review


Legacy API user identifier available on Basic Display API until September 30, 2020
To assist with migration, we have temporarily made the unique user identifier
from the Legacy API – ig_id – available on Basic Display API. However, the
ig_id field will be deprecated on Basic Display API on September 30, 2020, so
please ensure you are using other fields (e.g. the Facebook “id” field) or your
own unique identifier for your users. See our developer documentation


to learn more.

User Token Generator
If you’re only using the Legacy API to generate tokens in order to display your
Instagram Feed on a personal website, you can use the Instagram Basic Display API’s

User Token Generator

to continue generating tokens. The User Token Generator does not require App Review,
but it will only work for your owned Instagram accounts (i.e. accounts for which you
know the login credentials). Refer to the developer documentation


to learn more. If you’re using the Legacy API to display multiple accounts on your
website, then you must apply for permissions to

Instagram Basic Display API

via App Review. If you’re using the Legacy API for any other use case, you must apply
for permissions on the

Instagram Graph API platform

via App Review.

More Tips
For more guidance on getting through our App Review process, please see

this blog post
For more tips and tools, check out our

App Review Rejection Results Guide

Common App Review

Rejection Reasons


Developer Tools page
We also encourage you to leverage the

Facebook Developer Community Forum

– it’s a tremendously helpful resource for communicating and connecting with
developers across the world.

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