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Instagram Insights in Data Studio: profile followers

Hello,


While generating a Data Studio Dashboard gathering info of our Instagram page, the number of profile followers isn't visible over a time period. In other words and more precisely when using the metric "Profile Followers" in a Time Series Diagram I would expect an increase of followers over time. 


Kind regards



  • Hi Jerome,


    Followers by time can unfortunately not be fetched from Instagram API, as there is no endpoint for this data on their side. Only "New followers" can be split by time.


    Best,

    Heidi / Supermetrics

  • Thanks for the reply Heidi!


    Do you have any knowledge or even an estimation whether this will be possible in the future? 



  • Hi,


    Unfortunately no estimate, as Instagram has not shared this information with us. Hope they add that to the API soon!


    -Heidi / Supermetrics

  • Hi Heidi,


    so is there any chance to calculate the number of followers per month? Is the metric followers metric available somewhere? If yes, we could calculate like this right? New followers in month x - lost followers in month x + followers of month x-1 = followers month x


    Best regards,
    Daniel


  • Hi Daniel,


    There is a "Profile Followers" metric, but that is always the current amount of followers and is not splittable by time. Also, there is no "lost followers" metric in the Instagram API unfortunately. All in all this means that there is no way to get an accurate "followers per month" number at the moment.


    Best,

    Heidi / Supermetrics

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