Automating Instagram with InstaPy - The Official Guide
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Automating Instagram with InstaPy - The Official Guide

A complete guide to InstaPy - From installation to advanced features
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Created by Tim Großmann
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to use InstaPy to grow your audience
  • Discover some techniques that are key to becoming an influencer
  • Learn how to use the command line
  • Learn some very basic python
  • Learn how to target your core audience
  • You don't need any technical expertise since we'll cover all the parts step by step.
  • Instagram account
  • Any kind of computer
  • Active Internet Connection

InstaPy is the biggest and most popular Instagram automation tool available for free. Its incredible range of features makes it the number one tooling to grow your account and target your core audience in the best possible manner.

By simulating human behaviour it is not only safer than most paid tools out there while being extremely efficient when it comes to reaching new people and accounts on Instagram. It can like, comment, follow, and many more interactions you would have to do yourself to reach a bigger audience.

Please note that this course is outdated and is no longer being updated!
Any purchase of this course will support me in my past and future efforts of creating tooling such as InstaPy.
Thank you!

You can get the watch the full course on my Youtube Channel: Tim Großmann
(Link in last lecture)

This is the official course to get you started with InstaPy, the biggest and most popular free open-source Instagram bot.
With nearly 300.000 views on the Medium article, this automation tool is ubiquitous when it comes to Instagram automation.

You will learn how to

  • Organically grow your account with real followers

  • Get more real engagement on your content

  • Improve your posts and techniques for better growth

  • Use the methods professional growth hacking companies use

  • Use a code editor and python to create your very own bot

We'll start from scratch with an introduction of the installation process on different platforms.
Once we've installed everything and made sure the bot is working, we will first look at the basic features to get a feeling for what the bot can do. We will talk about some of the limitations and make sure that we pick the right numbers.

Later in the course, we will also look at more complex logic that gives you even more power and allows you to really boost your account.

If you should encounter any problems along the way, there are dozens of people in the GitHub issues section of the InstaPy project that can help you in no time. The most common problems have already been reported so you can also search a huge list of already solved problems to fix yours.

After this course you will know how to

  • Set up InstaPy on any popular platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, RaspberryPi)

  • Write a nicely performing bot that organically grows your account

  • Smartly target your core audience

  • Become an Influencer (Nano/Micro/Macro) with your content in your selected area of expertise

  • Use basic Python to setup your bot

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to grow their social media audience
  • Anyone who wants to become an Instagram Influencer
  • Anyone that wants to leverage InstaPy's features to its fullest
  • Social Media Managers
  • Startups
  • Social Media Users (Blogger, Youtuber)
  • Instagram Growth Companies
Course content
Expand all 33 lectures 01:22:10
+ Introduction
5 lectures 05:52

This lesson gives you an insight into what this course will teach you and what you can do with InstaPy.

Preview 01:32

This first lesson will give you a short introduction about InstaPy, how it works, what it can and can't do and most importantly, how it can help you better reach your audience on Instagram

Preview 00:44

Get a really basic understanding on what InstaPy does and how it works.

How InstaPy works

If you should face any issues, feel free to use any of the established channels for help.

What to do when encountering issues

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Stay up to date with the Newsletter
+ Social Growth Basics
9 lectures 17:18

One of the most basic techniques to make people engage with your content.

Regular posting

Being personal and interacting with your audience in an authentic way is crucial to building a community.

Being personal

Tagging big accounts is a key strategie for growth and visibility.

Tagging big accounts

Interacting with new accounts is key to getting more visibility.

Interacting with new accounts

Even more powerful than interacting with random accounts is interacting with the followers of accounts that post similar content to you.

Interacting with followers of similar accounts

Sending direct messages can increase your business opportunities but in most cases users simply see it as spam.

Sending direct messages

Engagement Pods are one of the most common ways of boosting initial engagement on posts to improve ranking.

Pods (DM Groups)

We're looking at the biggest available engagement groups, wolf groups.

Wolf Groups (Engagement Groups)

Read up on additional interesting techniques and statistics to develop the perfect growth strategy

Additional Reads
+ Getting started with InstaPy
7 lectures 27:47

This video will quickly show you where and how to download and install the latest version of python.

Installing Python

We will go through the basic process of installing Google Chrome on your system.

Installing Chrome

To effectively edit python files we need a code editor, Brackets is simple and free to use.

Installing Brackets (Code Editor)

This video will cover the installation of InstaPy on Windows using the quickstart repository and in the later part of the video, the command line tool.

Preview 06:20

This video will cover the installation of InstaPy on MacOS using the quickstart repository and in the later part of the video, the command line tool.

Preview 05:15

This video will cover the installation of InstaPy on Linuxusing the quickstart repository.

Preview 04:06

This video will cover the installation of InstaPy on a Virtual Server using the quickstart repository.

Preview 07:33
+ The official InstaPy GUI
4 lectures 15:52

Installation link, Text based steps to install and run the GUI.

Notes on the GUI

Understand what the GUI is useful for and who created it.

Introducing the InstaPy GUI

Quickly understand how to install the necessary tooling and how to start the GUI.

Note: This process will be improved in the future!

Setting up the GUI

Understand how to create new templates that replace the quickstart files.

Creating templates
+ Building your first bot
3 lectures 10:21

Understanding the structure and how to add new methods is crucial to using InstaPy without a GUI.

Understanding the file

Knowing how to use the documentation is extremely important. InstaPys documentation is easy to use and provides examples for every feature.

How to use the documentation

We provide you with a variety of tested templates for your convenience. You will learn how to use them in this video.

Using the templates
+ Additional information
5 lectures 04:59

Make sure to join our chat channel and be aware of the issues section on GitHub that allows you to ask report any problems and find solutions to errors you might be facing.

InstaPy Discord channel for help

Instagram has limits for every possible action you can do on Instagram.
We'll talk about what you have to do to still be able to use Instagram on your own while still running the bot.

Will Instagram ban me?

Using bots on social media is an ubiquitous task. Most of the big, popular accounts do it one way or the other. Many use real people to maintain their audience, others use tooling like InstaPy.

Ethical considerations

For legal reasons, please read through this disclaimer.

Legal Disclaimer
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