The Instagram API changed on Dec. 11, 2018, which restricts the use of Later’s Search by Hashtag feature.

Here’s what changed:

  • Search by Hashtag is available for Instagram business profiles only. You have to connect your Instagram Business profile to Later to use Search by Hashtag.
  • You can only search a maximum of 30 unique hashtags per Instagram account in a rolling 7-day window. Note: If you search for the same hashtag more than once, it will only count as one hashtag search for that period.
  • Only Instagram posts published in the last 24 hours will show up in your search results.
  • You can no longer search by user or location, only hashtags.
  • Search by Hashtag is not available on the Later Android or iOS app.
  • Autocomplete of hashtags is no longer available, so make sure you type the exact hashtag you’re searching for.
  • You will no longer see the number of posts for a hashtag. 
  • @mentions of other users in the original post’s caption won’t include the “@” in your collected content, so be sure to add the “@” if you want to re-mention users in your repost. 
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