How to scrape Instagram to get the emails and details users

In this article, you will learn how to scrape Instagram in order to get the contact details of the Instagram followers of your competitors or/and influencers.

Instagram is one of the most popular social networks of the world with 1 billion monthly active users. You will be certainly able to find tons of potential clients on Instagram. 

If you don’t have a marketing budget for promoting your products or services on this platform, you’ll have no other choice to grow your Instagram account by publishing high-quality content with the correct hashtags. But this technic is very slow and you certainly would like to boost your growth. 

What bout to contact the followers of your competitors or influencers? It will also take time to do it manually one by one; and Instagram will not let you send more than approximatively 20 messages per day. So the solution would be to scrap their emails in automation and send them a cold mailing. You are not limited by visiting Instagram profiles. So if you could find a tool that will scrap all the email of Instagram users who are potentially interested in your products, you could mass mail them to promote your business. This is exactly what we will talk about in this article.

The Marketing Automation Tool that can scrap the email from the email button on Instagram profiles on the Instagram application is Yes! I said the email from the email button on Instagram profiles on Instagram application! Not the emails published on bio. PhoneBot is the only tool able to do that! You will see how easy and fast is to run an automated scraper of Instagram emails with PhoneBot.

Before going in detail of this tutorial “How to scrap emails and contact details of Instagram users”, I suggest you read this post “The Future of Social Networks Automation” which will explain to you in detail why PhoneBot is the new generation of Automation Marketing Tool.

1. Prepare a list of competitors or influencers

The first thing to do is to browse Instagram and search for the Instagram account of your competitors or influencers of your niche. Your goal is to contact potential clients. Who is more potentially interested in your product than the followers of your competitors or the influencers of your niche?

You are the only person who knows your competitors. If you’re a newbie in digital, I can suggest you type the keywords of your niche in Google and you should see the blogs or Google ads of your competitors.

If you want to find influencers, I recommend you to use tools like Talkwalker or Buzzsumo. They will provide you a list of influencers based on specific keywords you will type in their tool.

rob the clients of your competitors

Then you need to go to their Instagram account and copy-paste their username in a text or spreadsheet document. 

2. Configure PhoneBot to Scrape Instagram

We will consider you read our Manual Guide, installed PhoneBot on your computer and you have your Android smartphones connected to your computer (maximum 10. We will see further how to automate more than 10 Facebook accounts).

Then you need to log in to your account on PhoneBot and go to the configuration page of your bot.

You have first to select the number of smartphones connected to your computer (between 1 and 10).

facebook mass messaging choose number of smartphones

Then you have to fill the Identification Number fields of each smartphone. PhoneBot needs to know which automation tasks to run on which smartphone.

udid number of smartphone for social media automation

Then you have to activate Instagram automation (for each smartphone connected to your PC) by checking the box and fill your Instagram username (for each smartphone). Please open the screenshot (on the configuration page) to be sure to type the correct Instagram username.

Then you need to check the box of “Scrap details” of followers in order to scrap the profile details (bio, usernames, website) and email (from the Email button) of the followers of an Instagram account.

scrap details of Instagram followers

Usually, marketers scrap details of potential clients. That is why PhoneBot will scrap the profile details of the followers of a competitor or an influencer. You will have then to give a list of Instagram users in the textarea “ List of Instagram influencers or competitors”. As you prepared your list previously in a notepad, you simply need to copy-paste your list here in this textarea.

list of Instagram influencers or competitors to Scrape Instagram

PhoneBot will go on the list of followers of these accounts and scrap their profiles and email (if they published the Email button on their profiles).

Then click on the « Save changes » button at the bottom in order to save the configuration of your PhoneBot.

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4. Run PhoneBot to Scrape Instagram

Everything is now ready for scrape Instagram. Before running PhoneBot, be sure you plug your smartphone on your computer with a USB cable (don’t forget to enable ‘Developer options’ and then activate ‘USB debugging’. See this video tutorial).

To verify that PhoneBot will see your smartphone, open your terminal (type cmd in windows search) and type this command (for Android smartphone only):

adb devices -l

If you see something on the list of smartphones connected, it is good. You can run PhoneBot. If you don’t see anything or you see your phone with the word ‘unauthorized’, there is something wrong with the connection between your computer and your smartphone.

See your Android smartphone connected to your computer

If you accept to create a shortcut on your desktop during the PhoneBot installation, you make a right-click on it and run as administrator. If there isn’t a shortcut, you need to go to the installation folder of your PhoneBot and right-click on PhoneBot.exe and run as administrator.

run PhoneBot as administrator to Scrape Instagram

PhoneBot will go to the configuration details of your bot to know which tasks it needs to automate and then run the automation on your smartphone.


For the moment, it doesn’t exist other tools capable to scrap the emails of Instagram users from the email button. Why PhoneBot is the only one? Because you can get this email from the button only from the Instagram smartphone application and PhoneBot is the only Marketing Robot which automates the smartphone application.

We hope our tool will be very useful for your business. If you still didn’t try, enjoy our 2 weeks period of a free trial (no commitment, no credit card required).

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