instragram user IDs

Been playing with the instagram API a little bit today and hit a brick wall trying to pull user data.

So here’s the deal: username and user id are not the same in instagram-land. For example, in API speak the user id of 3 is allocated to kevin (founder of instagram). But in instagram profile land, the username of 3 is some complete other dude.

There’s no easy way to easily translate  between these two elements except these API calls may help:

Also, some dudes on stackoverflow have created some nice tools to do this.

Confused? Yeah, I sure was.

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