Capture Instagram screenshots
Capturing Instagram pages requires that you provide some information from your Instagram account to your Stillio screenshot settings. You will need to copy the cookie from your Instagram page and then add that to the "Cookie" section of your webpage settings using the expert mode.
⚠️ Note: As cookies like these contain authentication data, in general it is advised not to share with others. This article only describes the technical way to use it for capturing screenshots, but use at your own risk.
It is important to also note that the solution highlighted in this article is not a silver-bullet. Since this involves a third-party service, Stillio does not always guarantee the success of the process. As a result, using Stillio for this is considered experimental and unsupported.
Why is using cookies important while capturing?
Below are two different screenshots of a page captured - one without cookies and the other with cookies.
In this article, we use the EditThisCookie Chrome extension to fetch cookie data. For a more general technical approach that works in other browsers, follow the guide here: Capture screenshots by setting cookies on a page.
⚠️ Note: At the moment, Instagram cookies have a validity period of up to 1 year but the cookies may become invalid before the said amount of time if you log out of your 'regular' Instagram account on other devices. So when you log in again, ensure that you update the cookies on your Stillio account too😅.
Download this Google extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/editthiscookie/fngmhnnpilhplaeedifhccceomclgfbg?hl=en.
Visit the Instagram page you want to capture (ensure you are logged in), look for the extension icon, and click on it:
Copy the value of the field labelled sessionid and head over to your Stillio dashboard.
Paste the value in this format “ sessionid=cookievalue” into the Cookie section like so:
Step 5 (optional):
Setting the "Delay" value to 5 seconds has proven to yield better screenshot results. You may even set it to a higher value, as desired, and see how pixel-perfect the screenshots appear.
Click “Add Webpage”. Congratulations, we have successfully set that up 🎉.
Frequently asked questions about capturing Instagram screenshots
Screenshots keep appearing with login page on them
This is most likely because the Instagram cookies on your Stillio account have become invalid. Log into your Instagram account again and then update the cookies on your Stillio account.