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    Push Alerts Automatically


    So I am designing software and I want to notify the users when an event happens on an external website (If that make sense).

    For example, if a new picture is posted on Instagram, I want to be notified (via email and on a dashboard).

    Is there a way of doing this without having to use AJAX? I do not want the server to crash because it's checking Instagram every
    second. I also do not want to have to refresh my page manually.

    If a user is minding their business and a new picture is posted on instagram, a notification should pop up telling the user this and an email should be sent.


    ** Instagram is just an example.
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    Does Instagram have a concept of webhooks? If so, it should be pretty straight forward. Otherwise, not much you can do except poll their server.

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    • ide agrees : Webhooks are what I was looking for! Thanks

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