What Type of Posts Can Flick Track?

This article will highlight the types of content Flick can and cannot track.

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Written by Josh Lemmon
Updated over a week ago

Flick uses Instagram’s official API to track your posts. Whilst this means there are absolutely no risks to your account, it also means that Flick is limited to what the official API allows us to track.

The official Instagram API currently allows third-party applications to track:

  • Single Image / Video posts

  • Carousel posts

  • Story posts*

*Story posts can be tracked, however currently the API does not allow third-party applications to track:

  • Hashtags used on Story posts. Flick will not be able to provide hashtag data on hashtags used on Story posts.

  • Shared content. Content shared from another IG account onto your Stories cannot be tracked (as the rights of the content are owned by another user).

Instagram is always improving its API and it is highly likely that one day it will add the capabilities of tracking to other types of posts. We will implement tracking for the other types of posts as (and if) this happens.

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