Instagram Reel Scraper

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Use this no-code Instagram tool for scraping data from Instagram reels. Just add one or more Instagram usernames and get your data in seconds including hashtags, mentions, comments, images, likes, locations, and metadata. Download Instagram data in JSON, Excel, HTML and other formats.

Have you ever wanted to scrape data from Instagram Reels, but it seemed too complicated or techie? Our Instagram Post Scraper has got you covered!

Just decide whose Instagram reels you want to scrape (e.g. @nasa) and how many recent reels you need (let's say 314) and you're good to start scraping.

What does Instagram Reel Scraper do?

Our free Instagram Post Scraper allows you to scrape public reels from any Instagram user. Just enter one or more Instagram usernames and you can extract and download all their reels and their details onto your computer.

You can download that structured data in Excel, HTML, XML, CSV, Excel, and JSON to use in reports, data visualizations, spreadsheets, and applications.

How much does it cost to scrape Instagram reels?

Scraping a 1,000 Instagram reels will cost you just $4.25 platform credits from your Apify subscription plan. For instance, the Apify Personal plan ($49) would allow you to scrape about 11,500 Instagram reels monthly.

If you're wondering which pricing plan would suit your needs best, see our pricing page or a video explaining ▷ how to choose the right subscription plan.

How to scrape Instagram reels

Instagram Post Scraper was created to be fast and easy to use. We've made two tutorials that should solve the learning question for you: a simple guide and a quick video

Apify - IG Post video

Want to scrape Instagram hashtags, profiles, or comments?

Use our super fast and easy dedicated scrapers if you want to scrape specific Instagram data. There are fewer settings to change and faster results. Just enter one or more Instagram usernames or URLs and click Start to scrape Instagram.

Need something more advanced?

Try our more advanced Instagram Scraper if you need more options and are comfortable with changing settings. Let us know if you need a custom Instagram scraping solution.

How can you use Instagram reels data?

So what can you do with all that data you collect by web scraping? Here are just some ideas:

  • improve your market research

  • help you optimize your marketing and PR

  • assist with sentiment analysis

  • help you understand audience engagement

  • datasets containing thousands or millions of Instagram reels can be used to train your AI models, monitor fake news, or fight hate speech.

Do I need to use proxies to scrape Instagram?

Yes, you need to use proxies when scraping Instagram. Instagram now aggressively blocks all scraping attempts that don't use either residential proxies or a login. Every new Apify account includes a small free trial of residential proxies, so you should be able to test any of our Instagram scrapers. If the scraper stops working for you, it might be because you need to subscribe to a paid plan and get access to Apify residential proxies.

Input parameters

There are just two fields to fill out: an Instagram username (one or multiple) and the number of results you'd like to receive. Let's scrape the recent Instagram reels from Volodymyr Zelenskiy's Instagram account.

Apify - Instagram Post Scraper input

Or, as it would look in JSON format:


"username": ["zelenskiy_official"],

"resultsLimit": 10


Instagram output

Each item will be a separate item in the dataset. You can view the extracted data as an overview table or see all fields in different formats. You can then export them from the platform onto your computer or integrate with other apps directly.

Apify - Instagram Post Scraper output

Or, as it would look in JSON format:

  "id": 2977396167815083500,
  "type": "ReelVideo",
  "shortCode": "ClR1goqOjUm",
  "caption": "We are rolling out our new \"Points of Invincibility\" project to support people across the country. As of this day, more than 4,000 such points have already been prepared. More are planned.\n\nIf massive Russian strikes take place again and if there is an understanding that the electricity supply cannot be restored within hours, the work of \"Points of Invincibility\" will be activated - all basic services will be there, including electricity, mobile communications and the Internet, heat, water, and a first-aid kit. Absolutely free and 24/7.\n\nPoints will necessarily work at all regional and district administrations, as well as at schools, buildings of the State Emergency Service, etc.\n\nA special website,, with a map of such points throughout the country is already available. It is constantly updated.\n\nOn the website and in all \"Points of Invincibility\" you will be able to find out where the nearest gas station, bank, pharmacy and grocery store are operating.\n\nAll of us must be prepared for any scenario, considering what terrorists are fighting against our people and what they are trying to do.\nI am sure: by helping each other, we will all be able to get through this winter together.",
  "hashtags": [],
  "mentions": [],
  "url": "",
  "commentsCount": 333,
  "dimensionsHeight": 3000,
  "dimensionsWidth": 1690,
  "images": [
  "videoUrl": "",
  "likesCount": 22110,
  "videoViewCount": 93699,
  "timestamp": "2022-11-22T21:42:42.000Z",
  "ownerFullName": "Володимир Зеленський",
  "ownerUsername": "zelenskiy_official",
  "ownerId": 4731970969,
  "productType": "clips",
  "isSponsored": false,
  "videoDuration": 380.459

You can manage the results in any language (Python, PHP, Node.js/NPM). See the Apify API docs to learn more about getting results from the scraper.

Integrations and Instagram Reel Scraper

Last but not least, Instagram Reel Scraper can be connected with almost any cloud service or web app thanks to integrations on the Apify platform. You can integrate with Make, Zapier, Slack, Airbyte, GitHub, Google Sheets, Google Drive, and more. Or you can use webhooks to carry out an action whenever an event occurs, e.g. get a notification whenever Instagram API Scraper successfully finishes a run.

Using Instagram Reel Scraper with the Apify API

The Apify API gives you programmatic access to the Apify platform. The API is organized around RESTful HTTP endpoints that enable you to manage, schedule, and run Apify actors. The API also lets you access any datasets, monitor actor performance, fetch results, create and update versions, and more.

To access the API using Node.js, use the apify-client NPM package. To access the API using Python, use the apify-client PyPI package.

Check out the Apify API reference docs for full details or click on the API tab for code examples.

Our Instagram scrapers are ethical and do not extract any private user data such as email addresses, gender, or location. They only extract what the user has chosen to share publicly. We therefore believe that our scrapers, when used for ethical purposes by Apify users, are safe.

However, you should be aware that your results could contain personal data. Personal data is protected by the GDPR in the European Union and by other regulations around the world. You should not scrape personal data unless you have a legitimate reason to do so. If you're unsure whether your reason is legitimate, consult your lawyers. You can also read our blog post on the legality of web scraping.


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