InstaKiller is a CLI wrapper around instagram4j library.

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Java8+, this project is targeted on Java 8 and should be runnable on any Java 8 compatible JVM.



This project is still in development.

I am not responsible for any damage to properties of intellectual or otherwise caused by this project,
or any blocked/locked/restricted Instagram accounts.

Use at your own risk and don’t use it for illegal purposes.
In other words:

  • don’t be an a-hole
  • don’t be evil

Nobody is killed in process of creating this project.

This project is in no way has any affiliation, authorization, maintenance, sponsorship from Instagram/Meta.

Contributors are not responsible for any damage caused by this project or any repercussions from Instagram/Meta.

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The first time using InstaKiller you have to log in using username and password, after that, your session is stored
in ~/sessions/[username] folder and if you choose to log in using session you don’t have to log in again, and you can
just use one of the saved sessions.


Alternatively, you can use command-line options to log in and skip the login menu.

  • Login with username and password using command-line options
   java -jar instakiller.jar -login [username] [password]
  • Log in using session from command-line options
   java -jar instakiller.jar -session [session_name]


After initial login then you can use various tasks you can find in the menu.


Submenus documentation

  • User info
  • Post info
  • Friend info
  • Search
  • Direct message
  • Live stream

more docs here

Privacy notice

This app will never save your username and password as plain text, in fact, your session is saved using instagram4j
library IGClient class, if you’re concerned about your privacy, you can disable auto-saving of sessions and also
since instagram4j is open source, you can double-check
its code


  1. Clone the repository

    [email protected]:InstaKiller/InstaKiller.git

  2. Build the project

    gradle build

  3. Run the project

    gradle run

  4. Enjoy!

Alternatively, you can download the jar file from the releases section or build it yourself using shadowJar task.


Download jar file from releases section and run it using java -jar InstaKiller-x.x.x.jar command.



This project also can be built using GraalVM, I already prepared necessary configurations for it in resources/META-INF/native-image.
You can find native executable for Windows in releases section.



  • Command line interface
  • Command line options
  • Colored output



  • Log in with username and password
  • Log in using session, Save logged in account session to a file for later use


  • See user(other, yourself) profile full info

Direct Message

  • See your own direct message inbox
  • Send a direct message to multiple users


  • See your own posts
  • See your own stories
  • See other user’s posts
  • See other user’s stories

Live stream

  • Create live stream
  • Start your live stream
  • Stop your live stream
  • See your live stream viewer count
  • See your live stream viewer list
  • See your live stream comment list
  • Add comment to your live stream


  • See user(other, yourself) friends (followers, following)
  • See user(other, yourself) unfollowers (both ways)

Batch download

  • Batch download multiple users posts info to a text file (CSV)
  • Batch download multiple users posts pictures
  • Batch download multiple users posts videos
  • Batch download multiple users stories pictures
  • Batch download multiple users profile pictures

default download directory is: “./downloads”



  • Search for users
  • Search for hashtags
  • Search for locations


  • Change your account bio
  • Change your account profile picture


  • Upload photo
  • Upload photo album
  • Upload video


  • Upload story photo
  • Upload story video


InstaKiller is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0
Permissions of this strong copyleft license are conditioned on making
available complete source code of licensed works and modifications,
which include larger works using a licensed work, under the same
license. Copyright and license notices must be preserved. Contributors
provide an express grant of patent rights.






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