In short: This bot scrapes Instagram followers' names and URLs of a specified account. Example results below 👇
⚠️ The Instagram followers bot can only extract information from publicly open Instagram profiles. If you paste a private profile, the bot won’t return any results. ⚠️
Have a look at the example output data file to get a better understanding of how the Instagram followers list export works.
How to export followers from Instagram in bulk?
- Sign up on Botster
- Head to the bot's start page
- Chose any Instagram account which is publicly open
- Copy the username (e.g. jaredleto, no @ symbol needed)
- Paste the username into the bot's input form
- Select the number of followers you'd like to scrape
- Click the "Start this bot" button
You are done! The Instagram follower scraper is now working and will notify once it’s done.
- Follower URL
- Full name
- Is private (true / false)
- Profile pic URL
- Profile pic ID
- Is verified (true / false)
- Has anonymous profile picture (true / false)
- Latest reel media
You can export Instagram followers into Excel, JSON, or CSV formats.
FAQ and troubleshooting
Due to obvious reasons, Instagram does not allow scraping follower lists of private profiles.
Duplicate or incomplete data
When viewing your results you may notice that a number of accounts are missing. Unfortunately in many cases, Instagram's frontend returns duplicate data which we automatically remove. After a series of investigations, we can conclude that there's nothing we can do about it (sadly). So, in a nutshell:
- Instagram returns duplicates
- We remove those duplicates, hence the total number of scraped profiles decreases
- There's nothing we can do about it
Bot returns 50 results only
In some cases the bot returns 50 results for a given account only. This usually means that the profile owner restricted their "Followers list" access from visitors. You can easily check that by navigating to their profile page and then opening the followers pop-up window:
1. Open the Launch bot form.
Click on the "Start bot" button on the right-hand side of this page to open the spider's form:
2. Enter the details.
Give your "Job" a meaningful title, and optionally specify (or create) a project folder:
3. Set the scraping limit.
Select how many Instagram followers you would like the bot to export:
4. Enter an Instagram username.
Open Instagram, copy the username of a publicly open Instagram account (no @ symbol needed), and paste it into a special field:
5. Specify time settings.
Click on the checkbox if you want this bot to scrape Instagram followers regularly:
Once you’ve clicked on the checkbox, the available options will appear. You can set the Instagram followers export bot to run:
- every day
- once a week
- twice a week
If no longer needed, the job can be stopped either manually or at a certain date specified in advance:
6. Set up notifications.
Specify if you would like to receive a notification when the bot is done exporting Instagram followers:
7. Start the bot!
Click the "Start this bot" button on the right-hand side:
That's it! You will be taken to your "Jobs" section. The software is now working and will notify you once it's done.
After the bot completes the job you can import Instagram followers to Excel (XLSX), CSV or JSON.