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Officially approved Instagram giveaway picker app

The security of your online accounts is critically important. That's why Instagram and Facebook have an official program to review and approve applications.

Approved apps require you to login with Instagram/Facebook, which is why we have that requirement as well. The benefits of this are:

  • You don't have to directly share any personal information
  • There are restrictions on what data we have and how it can be used
  • You can revoke the integration and request to have your data deleted at any time
  • Your account can only be used in approved ways
  • You don't risk getting your account banned for inappropriate behavior

What to be careful of

You might see other apps (especially giveaway apps) that do not require Instagram/Facebook login. While this might seem attractive, they do this by using unauthorized methods like scraping instead of using the official authorized Instagram and Facebook APIs.

When they do this on your behalf your account is also using these same unauthorized methods, which jeopardizes your account. That's why Instagram and Facebook clearly state to avoid doing this in their Terms of Service.

Logging in with Instagram/Facebook may seem like a hassle like in our Instagram giveaway app, but Instagram and Facebook require this security measure for the safety of your account.

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