Automating Instagram with InstaPy - The Official Guide

A complete guide to InstaPy - From installation to advanced features
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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Please note that this course is outdated and is no longer being updated!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

6 sections33 lectures1h 22m total length
  • Introduction
  • Further Reading about InstaPy
  • How InstaPy works
  • What to do when encountering issues
  • Stay up to date with the Newsletter


Python Automation Engineer
Tim Großmann
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Creator of InstaPy and The School of Automation!

Passionate learner and developer interested in automation. Uses Scratch to teach coding to kids in workshops at a local city library. Open Source enthusiast, writer, speaker and social growth hacker.

I develop tools that help people reach their personal goals without spending a fortune on online services that add a layer of inequality and devaluate the importance of real contacts and interactions on Instagram.