Instagram has deprecated much of its public API effective immediately. In a changelog published today, the popular Facebook-owned social media sharing platform announced that the endpoints for Follows and Relationships, Public Content Commenting, Likes and User Search have been removed.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new acquisition. The team behind Instagram will now be part of Facebook. The most compelling piece of Zuckerberg's post declares that Instagram will remain an independent product, which is good news for the Instagram API.
The Aviary Effects API that helps developers create their own Instagram recently made the API public and updated its developer portal. In addition, the company is offering a short-term developer contest, so you'll need to get going quickly.