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Like instagram pictures using Selenium | Python

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 30 Oct, 2020

In this article, we will learn how can we like all the pictures of a profile on Instagram without scrolling and manually clicking the buttons. We will be using Selenium to do this task. 
 

Packages/Software needed:
 

1. Python 3 
2. Chromedriver compatible with the existing chrome version (download chromedriver) 
3. Google chrome 
4. Selenium package (pip install selenium), bs4 package(pip install bs4)

Step #1: Importing modules and entering the login information along with the URL of the page. 
 

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from bs4 import BeautifulSoup as bs
import selenium.common.exceptions
from selenium import webdriver
import time
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
 
print("enter username")
username = input()
 
print("enter password")
password = input()
 
print("enter the url")
url = input()


Step #2: Function to enter the path where the chromedriver.exe file exists in your system 
 

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def path(): 
    global chrome
    print("enter the driver path")
    exe_path = input()
 
    # starts a new chrome session
    chrome = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path = exe_path)


Step #3: Function to enter the URL of the page 
 

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def url_name(url): 
    # the web page opens up
    chrome.get(url)
    
    # webdriver will wait for 4 sec before throwing a 
    # NoSuchElement exception so that the element
    # is detected and not skipped.
    time.sleep(4)


Step #4: Function to enter your login information 
 

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def login(username, your_password):
     
    # finds the login button
    log_but = chrome.find_element_by_class_name("L3NKy")
    time.sleep(2)
 
    # clicks the login button
    log_but.click()   
    time.sleep(4)
 
    # finds the username box
    usern = chrome.find_element_by_name("username")   
 
    # sends the entered username
    usern.send_keys(username)  
 
    # finds the password box
    passw = chrome.find_element_by_name("password")   
 
    # sends the entered password
    passw.send_keys(your_password)     
    passw.send_keys(Keys.RETURN)
    time.sleep(6)
    notn = chrome.find_element_by_class_name("yWX7d")# dont save info button
    notn.click()# click don't save button
    time.sleep(3)


Step #5: Function to open the first picture 
 

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def first_picture():
   
    # finds the first picture
    pic = chrome.find_element_by_class_name("kIKUG")  
    pic.click()   # clicks on the first picture


Step #6: Function to like a picture 
 

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def like_pic():
    time.sleep(2)
    like = chrome.find_element_by_class_name('fr66n')
    soup = bs(like.get_attribute('innerHTML'),'html.parser')
      if(soup.find('svg')['aria-label'] == 'Like'):
        like.click()
    time.sleep(2)


Step #7: Function to click on the Next button 
 

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def next_picture():
    time.sleep(2)
    try:
        nex = chrome.find_element_by_class_name("coreSpriteRightPaginationArrow")
        time.sleep(1)
        return nex
    except selenium.common.exceptions.NoSuchElementException:
        return 0


Step #8: Function which continues liking pictures till it is not able to find the next button 
 

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def continue_liking():
    while(True):
        next_el = next_picture()
 
        # if next button is there then
        if next_el != False:
 
            # click the next button
            next_el.click()
            time.sleep(2)
 
            # like the picture
            like_pic()
            time.sleep(2)
        else:
            print("not found")
            break


Step #9: Calling the functions 
 

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path()
time.sleep(1)
 
url_name(url)
 
login(username, password)
 
first_picture()
like_pic()
 
continue_liking()
chrome.close()


There you go! The script will automatically like all the posts until the end of the page.
 

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