As of April 4, 2018, Strea.ma has been impacted by Instagram’s sudden decision to restrict access to the content of its users. If you are using Instagram as a content source for your Strea.ma account, then you will notice some changes to Strea.ma to ensure that we keep showing Instagram content.

Due to a drastic new rate limitation policy, Strea.ma cannot show Instagram content in real time. There might be a delay of up to an hour before Instagram content appears on your screen, and some content might not appear at all.

Strea.ma will be unable to search Instagram posts by @username. This means that you can no longer show just your own Instagram content, and you can’t search for Instagram content from other users by their @username. You can still use #hashtags to search for Instagram content.

Any historical Instagram content currently in your stream will stay there, but if you log out and disconnect your Instagram account from Strea.ma, this historical content will disappear from your stream.

We are redesigning our interface to accommodate this change.

Please bear with us as we adjust. Instagram gave no warning before making this change, and all 3rd-party apps that access Instagram data are affected. We believe that Facebook, which owns Instagram, has made this sudden change due to the intense scrutiny on social media networks as a result of the Cambridge Analytica revelations of the past few weeks.

We will keep you updated with more information as it comes to hand. If you have any questions, please let us know immediately.

Cheers

Matthew Miller
CEO and Founder – Strea.ma

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