New "carousel" Interaction Subtype for Instagram


After a change to Instagram’s API in April 2017, Instagram media interactions now have a third instagram.type / interaction.subtype value:

  • image
  • video
  • carousel

The new “carousel” type refers to Instagram posts which contain multiple images or videos. You can see an example of a carousel post on Instagram’s blog.

You will receive these carousel interactions as part of your regular feed. You do not need to take any action to begin consuming them.