Post picture on instagram

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    Social Media Posting

    Post a picture on Instagram using Python.

    The full explanation of how to get all tokens can be found on this blog post

    import os
    import requests
    import json
    
    PAGE_ACCESS_TOKEN = "<to get from https://developers.facebook.com/>"
    INSTAGRAM_BUSINESS_ACCOUNT = "<to get by using curl -i -X GET "https://graph.facebook.com/v10.0/{facebook_page_id}?fields=instagram_business_account&access_token={access-token}""
    # See https://levelup.gitconnected.com/automating-instagram-posts-with-python-and-instagram-graph-api-374f084b9f2b
    def post_instagram(message, image):
        #Post the Image
        image_location_1 = '<insert_url>'
        post_url = 'https://graph.facebook.com/v10.0/{}/media'.format(INSTAGRAM_BUSINESS_ACCOUNT)
        payload = {
            'image_url': image_location_1,
            'caption': message,
            'access_token': PAGE_ACCESS_TOKEN
        }
        r = requests.post(post_url, data=payload)
        print(r.text)
        result = json.loads(r.text)
        if 'id' in result:
            creation_id = result['id']
            second_url = 'https://graph.facebook.com/v10.0/{}/media_publish'.format(INSTAGRAM_BUSINESS_ACCOUNT)
            second_payload = {
                'creation_id': creation_id,
                'access_token': PAGE_ACCESS_TOKEN
            }
            r = requests.post(second_url, data=second_payload)
            print('--------Just posted to instagram--------')
            print(r.text)
        else:
            print('HOUSTON we have a problem')
    
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