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Insta_Delete

Earlier this year I began playing with an open source instagram bot, InstaPy, after hearing the creator talk about web automation with selenium. I was very impressed and frankly amazed with what was possible with selenium and wanted to see how I could incorporate it in both my personal projects and professional career.

Since 2010, I had posted more images on IG than Flickr, 8,200+ with a good chunk of them "throw away" images. I already backed up my photos so now came the challenge to clean/delete my feed. Spring cleaning, pruning the hedges, whatever you want to call it, IG doesn't make it easy.

Enter Insta_Delete (no relation to the app that kept popping up in my google searches).

I decided to build myself a bot glorified script to first scroll as far back as possible on my feed, then scrape the page for URL's, parse and find the href links, save them to a file, log in with a mobile emulated browser and delete those old posts.







I wrote a script that is working now, …