Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Noah Hawryshko, Sep 13, 2016.
1. How do I PVA an Instagram account?
2. How do I check if an Instagram account is already PVA'ed?
You Phone Verify an instagram account with either a sms online service or a mobile device. You can find it in the Edit Profile settings on Instagram.
If your account has been Phone Verified it should have a phone number attached to the account.
I figured so, but I don't get any verification after I enter my number in "edit profile". It just saves the phone number with verifying it. Do you know why that would be?
Usually Instagram asks you for the phone verification later if you do actions that could be interpreted as bot actions (following lots of users in a short time, commenting a lot, etc)
Thanks! This is probably a stupid question, but is the "spam threshold" or amount of people you can follow higher once your Instagram account is PVA'ed? For instance, I'm sure I could follow 3 people every day without ever getting PVA'ed, but if I do get a PVA prompt, is it always because I'm being what IG considers "spammy", or is it just an extra precaution against low level spam, like Facebook's PVA system?
I'm having a brain lapse and can't word things right today. Let me try and rephrase the same question: Do normal users who are not spammy whatsoever get PVA prompts, or is any PVA prompt always a sort of "red flag"? I'm asking this because Facebook's requests for PVA happen even if you're a casual user, and I always panicked when I got the request on my spam accounts because I assumed I was flagged as spammy by Facebook. Turns out any active Facebook user that does more than (x) actions per day gets verification, and they're not considered spammy in any way. Is Instagram's PVA system like that?
I honestly don't know the complete answer to that, It seems kind of random though. For example, I had accounts doing absolutely nothing and they got a Phone verify after some time even though they were sitting there. I have seen that the ones that spam or switch their log in location by long distances get the Phone Verification faster.
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