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Instagram Reel Scraper
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Instagram Reel Scraper

Instagram Reel Scraper

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Pay $2.30 for 1,000 reels

Scrape 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. Export scraped data, run the scraper via API, schedule and monitor runs or integrate with other tools.

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 many results can you scrape with Instagram Reels scraper?

Instagram Reels scraper can return up to 10k results - on a good day. (And of course, if there are that many.)

You have to keep in mind that scraping Instagram Reels is dynamic and subject to change. There’s no one-size-fits-all-use-cases number. The maximum number of results may vary depending on the complexity of the input, location, and other factors.

Therefore, while we regularly run Actor tests to keep the benchmarks in check, the results may also fluctuate without our knowing. The best way to know for sure for your particular use case is to do a test run yourself.

How much will scraping Instagram Reels cost you?

When it comes to scraping, it can be challenging to estimate the resources needed to extract data as use cases may vary significantly. That's why the best course of action is to run a test scrape with a small sample of input data and limited output. You’ll get your price per scrape, which you’ll then multiply by the number of scrapes you intend to do.

Watch this video for a few helpful tips. And don't forget that choosing a higher plan will save you money in the long run.

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

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.

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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.

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:

3"username": ["zelenskiy_official"],
5"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:

2  "id": 2977396167815083500,
3  "type": "ReelVideo",
4  "shortCode": "ClR1goqOjUm",
5  "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.",
6  "hashtags": [],
7  "mentions": [],
8  "url": "",
9  "commentsCount": 333,
10  "dimensionsHeight": 3000,
11  "dimensionsWidth": 1690,
12  "images": [
13    "",
14    ""
15  ],
16  "videoUrl": "",
17  "likesCount": 22110,
18  "videoViewCount": 93699,
19  "timestamp": "2022-11-22T21:42:42.000Z",
20  "ownerFullName": "Володимир Зеленський",
21  "ownerUsername": "zelenskiy_official",
22  "ownerId": 4731970969,
23  "productType": "clips",
24  "isSponsored": false,
25  "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.

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.

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.

Not your cup of tea? Build your own scraper

Instagram Reels Scraper doesn’t exactly do what you need? You can always build your own! We have various scraper templates in Python, JavaScript, and TypeScript to get you started. Alternatively, you can write it from scratch using our open-source library Crawlee. You can keep the scraper to yourself or make it public by adding it to Apify Store (and find users for it).

Or let us know if you need a custom scraping solution.

Your feedback

We’re always working on improving the performance of our Actors. So if you’ve got any technical feedback for Instagram Reels Scraper or simply found a bug, please create an issue on the Actor’s Issues tab in Apify Console.

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  • 16 stars
  • 99.9% runs succeeded
  • 1.4 days response time
  • Created in Nov 2022
  • Modified 4 days ago