Instagram bridge

The Instagram bridge installed by us is powered by mautrix-meta.

We previously used to install the mautrix-instagram bridge, but it got superseded by the new mautrix-meta bridge. See our Migration instructions .


Start a chat with When it joins, type help in the chat to see instructions

  1. Send a login message to the bridge bot. The bot will reply with a link to its official Authentication instructions. Ignore this message. Our instructions below are similar, but simpler.

  2. Open a private window in your browser (Firefox or any Chromium -based browser like Google Chrome , Microsoft Edge , Brave , etc.). It’s important to use a private window, because we’d like your new Instagram login session to be separate from your regular session.

  3. Log into Instagram as you would usually do.

  4. Open your browser’s Developer Tools. You can do this by right-clicking anywhere on the Instagram page and then clicking on the Inspect button. You may also open Developer Tools using a keyboard shortcut - Ctrl + Shift + K for Firefox and Ctrl + Shift + J for Chromium-based browsers.

  5. Click on the Network tab in the Developer Tools window. See a screenshot of some of the steps below for Firefox or for Chrome .

  6. In the Filter textbox, enter this text: graphql

  7. Ensure that the All button or the XHR button next to the Filter textbox is activated.

  8. Reload the page using the reload button in the browser’s toolbar or with the F5 keyboard shortcut

  9. You will see one or more graphql/ entries in the list below the Filter textbox

  10. Right-click on any of the graphql/ entries, go to the Copy submenu and then click the Copy as cURL button (for Mac and Linux) or Copy as cURL (POSIX) button (for Windows). This copies the graphql/ request in a curl -compatible format.

  11. Paste this copied information into your existing chat with the bridge bot and send the message. The mautrix-meta bridge will extract some login cookies from there. The bot will automatically delete your message to prevent this sensitive information from leaking.

  12. Close the private window WITHOUT logging out. It’s important that you just close the window without actually logging out of Instagram. Logging out of Instagram will invalidate the login session and the bridge will stop working.

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 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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