How to create Instagram bots in minutes

Instagram is one heck of a marketing platform, where influencers excel in driving product adoption and sales. However, behind the glitz and glamour lies the demanding work of constant navigating, uploading, liking, and copy-pasting, all essential for maintaining an active and engaging presence. For those looking to streamline these repetitive tasks, Instagram bots provide a practical solution by automating such interactions.

Keep reading to discover five Instagram bots that anyone can set up in minutes.

# What is an Instagram bot?

It's a cousin of the robot; just like a robot, it has a program and carries out the tasks its program tells it to. It does not, however, have arms and legs; it cannot do backflips or shoot lasers. The bots mimic us when they are running, and it's like watching yourself do the work. Instagram opens up, and the bot starts interacting with the UI like we do. It is worth noting that you can use bots to automate any web-based app, not just Instagram.

# What can Instagram bots automate?

Significantly, our bots automate via the user interface in the browser app; we currently do not provide support to automate the mobile app. That still leaves us plenty to automate. You can use bots to automate various tasks, from interacting with posts and liking content to scraping search pages and sending DMs. You can also create bots to interact with features like Reels and Threads. If you keep scrolling, we have some Instagram bot templates for you, such as a bot that sends DMs.

# Can anyone make an Instagram bot in five minutes?

We have a range of bot templates to select from, which can be set up in minutes to automate Instagram. To set them up, you will need a Google Sheet and an Axiom.ai account. FYI, all new accounts come with 60 minutes of runtime, so you can test all these bot templates for free.

The best part is we guide you every step of the way. So, select a template from the ones listed below and start using Instagram bots.

# Instagram message bot

This bot template automates Instagram Messages from profile pages, mimicking human interaction. It opens profile URLs from a Google Sheet in Chrome, checks for the 'Message' button, clicks it, types the Messages, and sends it, then moves to the next row in the Sheet.

Click here to install an Instagram message bot. (opens new window)

axiom.ai design pattern for automating messages in Instagram

# Instagram Post bot

This Instagram bot posts content from a Google Sheet to your Instagram without requiring an API. The bot retrieves data from the Sheet, opens Instagram in Chrome, clicks 'create', and inputs the data into the Instagram post web form, which is your human actions. After clicking confirm, the bot removes the processed row from the Sheet.

Click here to install an Instagram Post bot. (opens new window)

axiom.ai design pattern for automating post on Instagram

# Instagram DM and like bot

This bot automates Instagram DMs from profile pages, mimicking human interaction. It opens profile URLs from a Google Sheet in Chrome, checks for the 'Message' button, clicks it, types the DM, and sends it. After that, the bot returns to the profile page, clicking on the first post and liking it.

Click here to install an Instagram DM and like bot. (opens new window)

axiom.ai design pattern for instgram dm and like bot

# Instagram search bot

This bot automates Instagram search scraping: it takes search terms from a Google Sheet, appends them to Instagram's search URL, loads the search pages in Chrome, scrapes post links, saves them to a Sheet, deletes processed rows, and repeats with new search terms.

Click here to install an Instagram search bot. (opens new window)

axiom.ai design pattern for scraping search bot

# Instagram hashtag scraper

This bot template scrapes Instagram hashtag pages using a bot. The bot opens a hashtag page in Chrome, collects links to all posts, and extracts each user's handle and profile link. It records the post URLs, handles, and profile URLs into a Google Sheet.

Click here to install an Instagram hashtag scraper bot. (opens new window)

axiom.ai design pattern for scraping hashtags bot

# Instagram follow and message

This bot template automates clicking 'follow' then sending a message. It opens profile URLs from a Google Sheet in Chrome, clicks 'follow' then sends a message.

Click here to install an Instagram follow and message bot. (opens new window)

axiom.ai instagram bot that follows and send message

# Instagram scrape users from likes

Our last Instagram bot scrapes post likes for user handles and profile links, limited to 100 per post by Instagram. It reads a post link from Google Sheets, opens it in Chrome, likes the post, and scrapes the user data. Afterwards, it deletes the row from Google Sheets and moves on to the next post.

Click here to install an Instagram scrape users from likes bot. (opens new window)

axiom.ai instagram bot that scrapes user handles from likes

# Can I make a custom Instagram bot?

Yes, you can. Building a bot from scratch is simple enough and can take minutes when you know what you're doing. You could also customize a bot from the list of templates above. Adapting templates and studying their design patterns is an excellent way to learn Axiom.ai.

Here are some vanilla-starter templates you may want to start with:

  1. Click to start with a basic web scraper bot. (opens new window)
  2. Start with this Enter data bot (opens new window)
  3. Press to create a bot that uploads files. (opens new window)

# Can Axiom.ai make me an Instagram bot ?

We love making bots; we have made bots for pretty much all the social media platforms and beyond. Even better, we love a challenge, so if you have an idea for an Instagram bot template, reach out via support. (opens new window) We may well build it for you.

# Would using Instagram bots get me blocked?

Yes, you could be the honest answer, but if you use your bots responsibly to automate your work and don't exceed Instagram's web call limits, you will not encounter any issues. If you are the type of user looking to build a large-scale bot farm, then Axiom.ai is not the tool for you.

# Wrapping up

In conclusion, Instagram bots offer a powerful solution for automating tedious, repetitive tasks on one of the most influential marketing platforms today. From scheduling posts and liking content to scraping data and automating direct messages, these bots can do it all, directly through the browser interface. We've shown that with a range of bot templates and a little guidance, anyone can start automating Instagram tasks in minutes, making their social media management more efficient and effective.

Whether you're a beginner looking to dive into the world of automation with pre-made templates or an experienced developer eager to build or customize your own bots, there's a path for you. Axiom.ai provides the tools and support you need to harness the power of automation without the risk of getting blocked, as long as you operate within Instagram's guidelines.

# If you are stuck, reach out, and we will help.

If you are unsure how to get started or need any assistance, please feel free to reach out to me at alex@axiom.ai. I would be more than happy to help you.

Let's make the digital world error-free and full of creativity together! 🚀

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# Got a great idea for a bot? Share it with me!

If you have an excellent idea, then you are in luck! New Axiom accounts come with 60 minutes of free runtime for experimentation. If you are unsure how to get started or need any assistance, please feel free to reach out to me at alex@axiom.ai. I would be more than happy to help you.

Let's make the digital world error-free and full of creativity together! 🚀

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