Instagram Managed Source Collects ALL Media Under Hashtag?



I’m wondering if the Instagram managed source collects ALL media under a hashtag. If so, does it collect all media from the point you start your collection going forward, or does it collect all media previously posted as well? If it doesn’t, how does it sample the media?

Thank you for any and all responses,


An overview of how Instagram Managed Sources work can be found in our documentation. In summary:

  • If you set up an Instagram Managed Source to monitor a specific hashtag, it will return any posts tagged with that hashtag, or any posts which have comments containing that hashtag
  • DataSift monitors a rolling seven day window for posts containing your hashtag


Thank you for your helpful and prompt response!