(Old) Instagram bridge

The (Old) Instagram bridge installed by us is powered by mautrix-instagram.

This bridge is unmaintained and is no longer installed by us since February 2024.

New installations are powered by the newer and more reliable mautrix-meta-instagram bridge.


Start a chat with @instagrambot:your-server.com. When it joins, type help in the chat to see instructions

  1. Send login your@email.here your.password-here to the bridge bot
  2. If you have 2FA enabled, the bot will ask you to send the 2FA token. If you don’t have 2FA enabled, Instagram will likely ask you to confirm the login, in which case the bot will ask you to send the confirmation code.
  3. Recent chats should now get portals automatically. Other chats will get portals as you receive messages.

Migrating to the new mautrix-meta bridge

To migrate from this old and deprecated mautrix-instagram bridge to the mautrix-meta-instagram bridge:

  1. Contact our support staff and ask for your server to be switched to the new Instagram bridge

  2. We’ll adjust your server’s configuration (on our side) to use the new bridge

  3. Find your existing chat room with the Instagram bridge bot (@instagrambot:your-server.com)

  4. Send a clean-rooms message to the bot to get cleanup instructions. You should send at least a few commands after this, like:

    • clean-recommended (this makes the bot leave all old/unused portal rooms)
    • clean-groups A (this makes the bot leave all active portal rooms)
    • clean-groups M (this makes the bot leave all management rooms, including the one you’re sending the message to)
  5. Despite this cleanup, all your old portal rooms and their existing messages will remain for historical purposes. If you’d like them removed from your client, leave the rooms manually.

  6. Apply the new server configuration by sending a run maintenance command to our scheduler bot and wait for completion. This will remove the old mautrix-facebook bridge and install the new mautrix-meta-instagram bridge.

  7. Set up the new bridge by following its Usage instructions

If you need assistance

Before seeking help, make sure to thoroughly review the documentation. If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to contact bridge's support. Please note that etke.cc Customer Support exclusively handles server-related inquiries. For any questions related to the bridge, please reach out to bridge's support.

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