As of June 29th, 2020, Instagram will discontinue its legacy API. This API is what connects an Instagram feed to your online store. When the API is discontinued, Instagram feeds that have been added to a store by entering an Instagram access token to the "Instagram feed" section of the Theme Editor will no longer display images.
To prevent this change from causing display issues on this section of your storefront, we recommend that you remove the Instagram section that is built into your theme. If you still wish to have an Instagram feed on your store, you can use an Instagram feed app to achieve this.
This change only affects the Instagram feed displayed on your online store via your theme and will not affect any of your sales channels like the Instagram Channel. Some Instagram feeds that have been installed via third party apps may not be impacted and will continue to work. To find apps that work with Instagram feeds, click here.
To learn more please review the Shopify Help Center content, Instagram Feed Changes.
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I've been reviewing Instagram Feed apps on Shopify and am quickly becoming disillusioned. Many of the Shopify apps that I have looked at ask for more permission than they really need. I need to ensure that my client's customer data is protected.
Permissions: The only way that I have found to view what permissions an app needs is to step through the installation process on my test store. Is there any other way to find out what permissions an app needs?
FYI, Instagram has decided to delay these changes until June 29, 2020. Here is a quote from their website (https://www.instagram.com/developer/):
March 30, 2020 Update: We understand these are challenging times for our developer community, so we are postponing disabling the Instagram Legacy API Platform by 90 days to June 29, 2020. Remaining endpoints on the Legacy API will no longer be available after this date and your app's users may lose functionality.
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