Spatulah

Export comments from an Instagram post to CSV

Spatulah is a web tool designed to make it easy to extract comments from an Instagram post. Undaunted by spambots, we are relentless in scraping out comments for your scrutiny. Give us the URL, and we'll give you the deets.

Reviews
David A. Lindahl
Joshua Tan
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  • David A. Lindahl
    David A. Lindahlweb dev | into design & startups
    Pros: 

    The design and easy user experience are great

    Cons: 

    However even with posts that have several hundred comments, this tool doesnt seem to scrape all of them.

    Hope that will be fixed in the future. Until then, the hunt continues for a good comment free comment scrapper.

    David A. Lindahl has used this product for one week.
Discussion
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Soham Adwani
Soham AdwaniMaker@snazzyham · Full Stack Web Developer, GOODSTUPH
Hey Everyone, We built a tool for our community managers who were sick of copying out Instagram comments into an Excel sheet to keep track of contests and what not, so we decided to make a tool that would save us that time. It's free to use, and we would love to hear any feedback you may have!
Nitesh Manav
Nitesh Manav@niteshmanav · Just google : Nitesh Manav
@snazzyham This is great. Can we have the same service for Facebook comments as well?
Soham Adwani
Soham AdwaniMaker@snazzyham · Full Stack Web Developer, GOODSTUPH
@niteshmanav Thanks! It's on the roadmap, but I don't have an exact timeline for that yet and it would still involve us overcoming a few technical hurdles
Shobhit K
Shobhit K@shobhit_k · Eager to test
Hey @snazzyham Thanks for this great tool. I'm having a hard time using this to scrap comments; it only works 1 out 10 times.
Soham Adwani
Soham AdwaniMaker@snazzyham · Full Stack Web Developer, GOODSTUPH
@shobhit_k Hi Shobhit, thanks for letting us know. That might be due to the HTTP timeout constraint. So what happens currently is that if a post has a lot of comments (over 1800, from our testing), it may take a little longer than 30s to scrape, and unfortunately due to the way HTTP works, if a server doesn't get a response in 30s it counts as a timeout. We're working on some more features that will allow for scraping of larger posts and appreciate your patience with us.
sina Afkham
sina Afkham@sina_afkham
I have more than 2000 comments on my post but it only exports 970 of them.
Soham Adwani
Soham AdwaniMaker@snazzyham · Full Stack Web Developer, GOODSTUPH
@sina_afkham Hi Sina, could you share with us the link of the post so that we can investigate? Thanks!
Mandy Naglich
Mandy Naglich@mandykn · Marketing and Audience Development
hi! love the idea behind this, is there an upper limit on comments it can handle? Seems like I can use it on posts with a few hundred comments but our giveaway posts w a couple thousand entries, the .csv never downloads
Soham Adwani
Soham AdwaniMaker@snazzyham · Full Stack Web Developer, GOODSTUPH
@mandykn Hi Mandy, thanks for checking out Spatulah! At the moment, we do have a request limiter that times out after 30 seconds, and from our testing we've been able to scrape ~3k comments. We're contemplating working on an update that supports more comments but nothing solid so far, stay tuned for updates. Thanks.
I have 200 Comments but it only exports 52 of them ?¿ do you Know whats wrong?
Soham Adwani
Soham AdwaniMaker@snazzyham · Full Stack Web Developer, GOODSTUPH
@quenico That seems strange, could you pass me the link of the post so that I can investigate? Our scraper does try to block out comments that come from bot accounts, so that could be a possibility.