Anyone else worried about the new Instagram changes?

Root4Me

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They apparently now track how the users tap on their screen to scroll etc to better identify real users vs bots

If its true I have a hard time imagining how anyone can bot anymore

thoughts?
 
They apparently now track how the users tap on their screen to scroll etc to better identify real users vs bots

If its true I have a hard time imagining how anyone can bot anymore

thoughts?
Where did you read that?
 
They probably did this before on all their platforms and were forced to reveal it because of the Facebook scandal. The company cant really afford for Insta to start being hit with problems as well. Don’t worry.
 
They probably did this before on all their platforms and were forced to reveal it because of the Facebook scandal. The company cant really afford for Insta to start being hit with problems as well. Don’t worry.

I doubt it. I think lots people are going to get their accounts deleted soon

What is your source on this? Where did you read it?!

Where did you read that?

It was in their new TOS update

"We receive different kinds of information from your device, like how you tap and scroll, which can help distinguish humans from bots and detect fraud."
 
Well people use Instagram on other platforms, their website offers basic follow , unfollow and like settings. They can't just ban anyone not using their fingers.

Also, whats more sketchy. How far off are they from attaching our literal faces to our accounts through iPhone facial recognition. Now THATS scary.
 
Well people use Instagram on other platforms, their website offers basic follow , unfollow and like settings. They can't just ban anyone not using their fingers.

Also, whats more sketchy. How far off are they from attaching our literal faces to our accounts through iPhone facial recognition. Now THATS scary.
Exactly.
Maybe what they mean is that accounts that NEVER scroll naturally (I mean with pauses and stuff) and that are just PURELY bots, will be damaged since they now get that information.
 
But anyhow I think the answer is yes, we are all constantly worried about Instagram changes.
 
This isn't a big deal, you just add realistic scrolling powered by random-number generation into a bot and then you look perfectly normal again.
 
It's freaking facebook. They know what you bought your grandma 2 years ago for her birthday. Obviously they can tell with ease who is using bots and who isn't. I bet they don't even need the finger tapping thing for that. That is why everyone who is using a bot has got non existent engagement compared to normal people.

The account where I still use a bot to follow unfollow is not getting any followers anymore. I don't think people see when the bot follows or likes them. Engagement is non existent too. Bots are ok for shitty spam accounts but not for real brand accounts that you care about.
 
I'm not too fussed as long as I still look beautiful on all my pictures.
 
It's freaking facebook. They know what you bought your grandma 2 years ago for her birthday. Obviously they can tell with ease who is using bots and who isn't. I bet they don't even need the finger tapping thing for that. That is why everyone who is using a bot has got non existent engagement compared to normal people.

The account where I still use a bot to follow unfollow is not getting any followers anymore. I don't think people see when the bot follows or likes them. Engagement is non existent too. Bots are ok for shitty spam accounts but not for real brand accounts that you care about.

Ok is this now like an established truth? Because I keep reading it everywhere but then other people say that they keep botting and everything is fine. And you know I just want to know so I can stop doing it like right away because I'm legitimately freaking out each time I read this and I'm this close to having nightmares about botting ruining the accounts that I care for.
 
They apparently now track how the users tap on their screen to scroll etc to better identify real users vs bots

If its true I have a hard time imagining how anyone can bot anymore

thoughts?
Don't worry. The BOTers will always find ways to game the system. They will make bots which mimic human interactions.
 
It's freaking facebook. They know what you bought your grandma 2 years ago for her birthday. Obviously they can tell with ease who is using bots and who isn't. I bet they don't even need the finger tapping thing for that. That is why everyone who is using a bot has got non existent engagement compared to normal people.

The account where I still use a bot to follow unfollow is not getting any followers anymore. I don't think people see when the bot follows or likes them. Engagement is non existent too. Bots are ok for shitty spam accounts but not for real brand accounts that you care about.

I noticed this too. Hardly any followers when I bot follow but after 1-2 weeks of rest I get way more just from manual following
 
Some day someone will emulate the android OS(bluestacks similar) and just simply start running apps from that which cross over to the pc/cell. I know it's happening, but it will be more frequent eventually.
 
I guess they are storing cookies ( as scrollpos) on device logging everything from the moment you create account and pages you visit . The cookies contained x,y coordinates so I guess this is how they are tracking ?
 
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