Instagram Id To URL Segment
Instagram has 2 types of IDs that they use for their posts. One is used in the URLs (it looks like
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I didn't think that they would maintain 2 unrelated IDs for each post, just for the purpose of a shorter URL, so I investigated whether or not they were related. It turns out you can convert between them pretty easily (especially in languages where we don't represent integers as floats - like Python).