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).

Due to limitations in Instagram's API, all platforms, including Flick, are currently unable to track ranking hashtags on Reels. As we can not place rank on hashtags, we've temporarily stopped tracking reels all together.

We plan to bring Reels insights back in the near future, without having it count towards any monthly tracking limits.

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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