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Instagram Comment Scraper - Scrape Instagram Comment Data

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Scrape Instagram comments from multiple posts quickly using Instagram comment scraper. Get post position, ids, owner IDs, usernames, timestamps, profile pics, URLs, etc. Export the scraped Instagram comment data in a customized format, like XML, HTML, CSV, JSON, Excel, etc. Use the scraper in countries like the USA, UAE, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Singapore, etc.

What is an Instagram Comment Scraper?

It is a data scraping tool that lets you scrape Instagram comments from single or multiple post links.

How Many Results Can You Extract Using Instagram Comment Scraper?

Remember that the Instagram comment scraping tool returns a maximum of fifty comments from a single Instagram post. The scraper only collects comments that a user can see who still needs to log in to Instagram. It means there are variations in the result that you can see after logging in to the Instagram account. To test it, open a new tab in incognito mode on your web browsers and open the Instagram post URL. The scraper will store those comments in a dataset. Remember that Instagram scraping is subject to change due to its dynamic nature. You'll not get results for one-size-fits-all-use-cases. The maximum result counts may vary based on input complexity, place, and other factors.

We may get variable results unknowingly. Hence, our team constantly tests the scraper to maintain the quality benchmark. It is the best practice to test the scraper to ensure the Instagram comment scraper works for every use case.

Why Scrape Instagram Comment Data?

You can get quick insights into audience behavior on marketing campaigns and more by scraping Instagram comments. Further, it allows you to find abuse, misleading information, monitor user engagement, or help track competing content performance.

Check out the industry pages to see how companies use web scraping and get more ideas.

How Do I Scrape Instagram Comments and Like Data?

We've designed the Instagram comments scraper to quickly give you desired results without changing many settings. Go through the below steps to use the scraper.

  • Open your account on the Real Data API platform.
  • Find the Instagram Comment Scraper, and open it.
  • Add the URLs of required Instagram posts to extract comments.
  • Hit the start button, and allow some time for the scraper to extract the required data.
  • Export the scraped data in multiple formats, like CSV, Excel, XML, HTML, or JSON.

What is the Cost of Using Instagram Comment Scraper?

Due to variable use cases, there are challenges in estimating the required resource while scraping data. Therefore, it is the best practice to test the scraper with sample input and limited results. It will give you a price per scrape. Multiply the price per scrape by the required number of scrapes.

Check out the stepwise tutorial for tips. And remember to go for higher pricing plans that can help you save money in the long term.

Can I Scrape Instagram Comments Legally?

We have designed this Instagram comment scraper following all the ethical guidelines. It doesn't scrape any private information from Instagram, like contact details, location, gender, email ids, etc. It only collects publicly available social media comments from Instagram. Therefore, you can safely use our scraper for your requirements. But please remember that you may get some personal data unknowingly in your scraper output. Unions like GDPR in Europe protect private data with their regulations globally. Without any genuine reason, don't scrape any personal data. Check the legitimacy of your reason with your advocate before scraping the data.

Input Example of Instagram Comment Scraper

Giving the JSON formatted input to the Instagram comment scraping tool would be helpful

{ "directUrls": [ "" ], "resultsLimit": 24 }

Output Example of Instagram Comment Scraper

Here is the sample structure of each Instagram post item while scrolling

{ "id": "17949788698583607", "postId": "CH-MgQOn-7E", "text": "Imagine scrolling to find the end of these comments!😂", "position": 20, "timestamp": "2021-11-19T13:54:13.000Z", "ownerId": "47340566177", "ownerIsVerified": false, "ownerUsername": "gabriel2005120", "ownerProfilePicUrl": "" }

It is possible to handle scraper outputs in PHP, Python, NPM, or Node.js.

Instagram Comment Scraper with Integrations

Lastly, you can connect the Instagram comment data scraper with almost any web application or cloud service with the help of integrations available on our platform. Integrating the scraper with GitHub, Slack, Make, Airbyte, Google Drive, Google Sheets, and more is possible. Further, you can use webhooks to take action for event commencement, like getting an alert for the successful execution of the Instagram comment data scraper.

Using Instagram Comment Scraper with Real Data API

Our API gives programmatic permission to access the platform. We have organized it around RESTful HTTP endpoints to allow you to schedule, manage, and run scrapers. Further, it allows you to track scraper performance, access datasets, retrieve outputs, update and create versions, etc.

Use our client NPM and client PyPl package to access the scraper API using Node.js and Python, respectively.

Do you Want to Scrape Instagram Posts, Profiles, or Hashtags

We have developed dedicated scrapers to extract Instagram data for specific use cases without changing many settings. Only feed one or multiple URLs or usernames and hit the scrape button.

Do You Need Something Advanced?

If you want more scraping options, try advanced scrapers, like Instagram API or Instagram Scraper online, that allow you to change settings comfortably.

Not Getting Expected Results? Develop Your Scraper

You can develop the scraper if you are still waiting for the expected results for your Instagram comment data requirements. Multiple templates are available on our platform to develop scrapers based on Python, TypeScript, and JavaScript. Besides, you can write the code by yourself using the open-source coding library Crawlee.

If you want to avoid developing the scraper, contact us to discuss more about customized scraping solutions.

Your Feedback for Instagram Comment Scraper

Our team constantly works to improve our scrapers. Still, if you find any bug, technical feedback, or feature request, please contact us via mail or create an issue from the issue tab in your console account.


Check out how industries use Instagram Comment Scraper worldwide.


E-commerce & Retail

You should have a Real Data API account to execute the program examples. Replace < YOUR_API_TOKEN> in the program using the token of your scraper. Read about the live APIs with Real Data API docs for more explanation.

import { RealdataAPIClient } from 'RealdataAPI-Client';

// Initialize the RealdataAPIClient with API token
const client = new RealdataAPIClient({
    token: '<YOUR_API_TOKEN>',

// Prepare Actor input
const input = {
    "directUrls": [
    "resultsLimit": 24

(async () => {
    // Run the Actor and wait for it to finish
    const run = await"RealdataAPI/instagram-comment-scraper").call(input);

    // Fetch and print Actor results from the run's dataset (if any)
    console.log('Results from dataset');
    const { items } = await client.dataset(run.defaultDatasetId).listItems();
    items.forEach((item) => {
from RealdataAPI_client import RealdataAPIClient

# Initialize the RealdataAPIClient with your API token
client = RealdataAPIClient("<YOUR_API_TOKEN>")

# Prepare the Actor input
run_input = {
    "directUrls": [
    "resultsLimit": 24,

# Run the Actor and wait for it to finish
run ="RealdataAPI/instagram-comment-scraper").call(run_input=run_input)

# Fetch and print Actor results from the run's dataset (if there are any)
for item in client.dataset(run["defaultDatasetId"]).iterate_items():
# Set API token

# Prepare Actor input
cat > input.json <<'EOF'
  "directUrls": [
  "resultsLimit": 24

# Run the actor
curl "$API_TOKEN" /
  -X POST /
  -d @input.json /
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json'

Enter Instagram Post URLs

directUrls Required Array

Enter multiple Instagram post links to scrape comments.

Maximum Instagram Comments

resultsLimit Optional Integer

It is the limit of maximum comments you can scrape from every Instagram post. For instance, you'll get 7 comments for every post URL if you set it to 7. With this setup, you'll get 14 comments for 2 posts.

  "directUrls": [
  "resultsLimit": 24