Custom Instagram Bot Issue: Unavailable page message (Chrome headless)

keithdu45

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Hi, I’m building an Instagram automation bot and I’ve been having an annoying issue.

The bot is using a chrome headless instance controller via puppeteer. The bot browses Instagram, picks users and interacts with them (might open & like a few posts, follow, unfollow). Nothing special.

Overall, it was working well during the first 4 days, then it stopped working correctly on some accounts.

Now when the browser goes to an Instagram profile URL (instagram.com/USERNAME), Instagram shows “Sorry, this page isn’t available” on Windows, and a blank page on macOS.

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It seems to happen on almost every Instagram Profile URL the bot goes to (but it doesn't happen on the Feed page for instance). It reminds me of a soft-ban behaviour, but how can I be sure?

Has anyone encountered this issue? And maybe found a solution?
I know that if I use the same Instagram account for automation, same IP, but with a different browser it doesn’t do this anymore and it works fine. But I’m trying to find a way to keep using the same headless chromium instance.

Side note: automation numbers I’m using
'peak_likes_hourly' => 20,
'peak_likes_daily' => 150,
'peak_follows_hourly' => 5,
'peak_follows_daily' => 40,
'peak_unfollows_hourly' => 20,
'peak_unfollows_daily' => 100,

1 computer / 1 chromium / 1 instagram account / 1 IP / no proxy / no vpn


Thanks
 

MarkWilson

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no proxy.. headless .. I guess you're not taking care of fingerprint too right?
you're far from automating IG my friend
 
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