If you are already in the ‘dog house’ go scroll down to find some actions you can try to speed up the process of reinstating your account.
Welcome to the new Instagram! This born-again Instagram is a total paranoid, over protective and has a zero tolerance … to spammers … or anything that ‘looks and acts‘ like spammer.
Don’t get me wrong, the intention is good, in general. It is designed to get rid off fake accounts and spammers that had riddled the service for so long.
Unfortunately for the young and inexperienced users, just a slight ‘unintentional‘ mistake will get them banned! And the worst part is more often than not you’ve got NO clue whatsoever as to WHY you got banned! Sometimes they don’t often give you warning or message.
Instagram today has become a treacherous land to navigate through, it has more traps and mines than Afghanistan after the war. One wrong move and you will feel the wrath of Instagram gods.
But fret not! We’ve come up with these recipes to guide you through the trial of becoming a master of your own Instagram fate. Follow these guides and at least you have a bigger chance to live a normal life as an Instagram citizen:
If you’ve just created a new Instagram account, DO NOT start Liking or Commenting on other people’s photos straight away. This is what fake accounts usually do. Instead, DO start with posting your own photos, at least 10 of them, but not at the same hour, do it 2 a day. After one week past, you can start with your liking or commenting.
DO complete your Instagram profile, including uploading your profile photo and write a short bio. Do not expose yourself to Instagram hunt and destroy Sentinel bot.
DO NOT stop posting photos! Again this is a typical things that spammers do. DO post more and post regularly. Twice a week is enough if you can’t do daily post.
- DO NOT Like excessively! This will surely get you banned. The limit is 350 per hour, but I suggest not to max your quota.
- DO NOT Follow people en-mass! This is considered to be a spammy and bot-like activity. The limit is 20 per hour. And remember that you can only follow as many as 7500 people, no more. So choose who you follow wisely.DO NOT post multiple duplicate comments – including emoji. As soon as Instagram detect you doing this it will put you straight away in ‘detention‘! You won’t be able to comment anymore for as long as you are in this proverbial dog house. For how long? Nobody knows.
- If you manage to get the notorious ‘Action Blocked‘ message from Instagram, well … you better pray that Instagram will let you in. I’ve heard from various users that the ‘detention’ time can range from a few hours to a few weeks!!!