Instagram has changed their developer API tools to not accept uploaded images outside of their official tools. This spells bad news for users that have loaded in the Android version of the app on their Z10 or Q10 smartphones. This means if you take a picture and upload it, it seems to disappear into the ether.
An Instagram spokesman recently confirmed that “We recently made an update to the systems that we use to fight spam to help prevent future attacks and increase security.” The change will affect any apps accessing Instagram outside of the official API no matter if they are using Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 or otherwise.
It remains to be seen if Instagram is only testing new security changes in their API or whether it is apart of a new long-term strategy to secure their service to facilitate further growth. In the meantime, the only Blackberry users who are able to get this to work, are the ones who installed the leaked Jellybean 10.2 firmware update.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.