Does Instagram recognize scraped content from IG?

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  1. watermillrogue

    watermillrogue Newbie

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    Recently one of my accounts, that only posts scraped content from IG, got a forced password reset, while all of the other accounts with more unique content, on the same VPN were not affected.
    For this reason I wanted to ask if anyone knew if Instagram recognizes scraped content through Instasave (Android)? Should I change a few pixels for the picture for it to not to be recognized? Or it does not matter?
     
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  2. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    Short answer, yes.

    Instagram can check the MD5 of a photo and any other metadata in the picture. You should use a photo purifier that cleans most of that stuff. After that, make sure to change the image name, and later make minor corrections such as size and/or color to change the MD5 (unique identifier).

    Some don't do the above and never get caught. Others get banned within days. I work hard on the accounts I manage, and sure don't want them going to heck after a few months so that I need to start over on a new account. But, that's just me.
     
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  3. xOnePunch

    xOnePunch Registered Member

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    But what happens if i got a page just for shoutouts.. So i post only Scraped pics and mention them in the discription.
     
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    colorme Supreme Member

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    No problems if the photos are provided by the accounts asking for the shout. Otherwise, my previous response applies.
     
  5. instapro

    instapro Newbie

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    a lot of people complained about the password reset... it's something that triggers instagram to do that. i personally have a lot of posts with instasaver posts and didn't had any trouble.