Instagram API – How can I retrieve the list of people a user is following on Instagram

Shiva’s answer doesn’t apply anymore. The API call “/users/{user-id}/follows” is not supported by Instagram for some time (it was disabled in 2016).

For a while you were able to get only your own followers/followings with “/users/self/follows” endpoint, but Instagram disabled that feature in April 2018 (with the Cambridge Analytica issue). You can read about it here.

As far as I know (at this moment) there isn’t a service available (official or unofficial) where you can get the followers/followings of a user (even your own).

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