Instagram has 2 types of IDs that they use for their posts. One is used in the URLs (it looks like
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I didn't think that they would maintain 2 unrelated IDs for each post, just for the purpose of a shorter URL, so I investigated whether or not they were related. It turns out you can convert between them pretty easily (especially in languages where we don't represent integers as floats - like Python).
Note: the id must be passed in as a string. If it was passed as a number then it would be severely rounded.
require 'instagram-id-to-url-segment'consoleloginstagramIdToUrlSegment'1038059720608660215' # 5n7dDmhTr3consolelogurlSegmentToInstagramId'5n7dDmhTr3' # 1038059720608660215
var ref urlSegmentToInstagramId instagramIdToUrlSegment;ref =instagramIdToUrlSegment = refinstagramIdToUrlSegmenturlSegmentToInstagramId = refurlSegmentToInstagramId;console; // 5n7dDmhTr3console; // 1038059720608660215