Features not yet available through the Instagram API

Iconosquare is an official Instagram Business Partner and we work extremely closely with Instagram to bring all the newest features to our platform. 

When Instagram releases a new feature on their app, it generally takes around 4-5 months to test the feature and work out all the bugs and make improvements for users. From there, Instagram works closely with its partners to deliver features to third-party apps through their API. Sometimes, this process can take longer than expected and there are features that Instagram prefers not to make available through the API for third-party services.

Here is a list of features that have not been made available through the API yet (meaning no services besides Instagram have access to these). As soon as they are made available, our developers will start to build this feature into the Iconosquare desktop and mobile apps! 

The list of features not yet available:

  • Liking comments
  • Data concerning swipe-up links in Stories
  • Instagram Live
  • Stories stickers, GIFs, Locations, Hashtags etc.
  • Story Highlights
  • Stories "reposts", where you are @mentioned in another user's Story and then add their Story to your own Story via "Add This To Your Story" (this was available but was removed as of 5th Dec 2018)
  • Stories where you have shared a feed post published by another account
  • New Discovery breakdown (non-followers vs. followers, discover through a hashtag, etc.)
  • Story poll results/slider results
  • Spotify integration
  • Video chat
  • iOS/Android reach breakdown
  • Instagram checkout
  • Branded content posts (eg. marking a post as a "Paid partnership")
  • Publications you've been invited to contribute to
  • Views for promoted video posts (we can show organic views only)
  • Saves for promoted posts (we can show organic saves only)
  • Data relating to Mentions in Stories
  • Hashtag tracking for Stories


Rest assured that if these features do become available on the API and consequently on Iconosquare, we'll be shouting it from the rooftops!