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Follow Liker: How safe is it to run several instances of the same account

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  1. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    I've read that some of you run multiple instances of Follow Liker for the same account. One instance will follow and like, the other instance will comment.
    In your experience, how safe is this? Won't the instances be doing different tasks at the same time? To me, this would be a quick way for Instagram to catch on to a robot, as you would not manually be liking and commenting at the same time; you'd either do one or the other, not both at the same time.

    I do run several instances of FL for the multiple accounts I handle, but never do any of the instances run 2 or more tasks for the same account.

    I can see that this would be a faster way to get likes and/or follow, but at what cost?
     
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    txholdem Elite Member

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    i run 3 instances at the same time, follow/like, unfollow, post. no problem.
     
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    i run 10 instances and no problem
     
  4. Stansy

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    Noob question here, by running several instances you're talking about running different projects set to separate tasks? or running 1 account to do several different things?
     
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    good thinking OP, there's another issue which might occure when running multiple instances of a tool

    better bots have a switch to enable or disable simultaneous ip connections, which comes into play when you use multiple accounts on the same ip and running only one instance of the tool, as a rule of thumb simultaneous ip connections should be disabled at all times
    if you're opening/running multiple instances of the same bot, you practically override this setting, but only if you use the same proxies on the different instances, in that case it can happen that the same proxy is used with two or more different accs in the very same moment, which doesn't occur, if you set/keep the simultaneous ip connections disabled and running only one instance of the bot

    if running multiple instances would cause trouble, people wouldn't do it, which is not the case, many people do it, if you look around
    so it might not cause trouble at this present moment, but it might will in the future and i'd say it's not 100% safe, not even now, especially if you run too many accs on the same ip or too many tasks for the same acc simultaneously, which is a safety hazard in itself
     
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  6. longdouble

    longdouble Regular Member

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    What you've just said means that you never took a look at the app code in details.

    Both Android and iOS official Instagram clients have a pool of connections which they use to fetch/prefetch/post data. Multiple actions occur at the same time. Apps would look terribly slow if they didn't have that.

    @OP:

    1. Running multiple actions on different connections is perfectly normal.
    2. You don't need to Keep-Alive connections if you don't want to.
    3. Running the same account from multiple devices (simultaneously, from various countries and IPs) is also ok.

    If you get banned or not is defined by personal limits of your account and your ability/willingness to stay under the radar.
     
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    yep, i didn't look, because i'm not a developer or a coder, so i'm unable to do that, i'm merely a bot user with a bit of experience
    it's just a general rule on social media sites, that you shouldn't access too many accs with same ip at the same time, maybe it's not true for ig though, as people don't experience any issue (for now)

    if you let me, i'd argue with the 3rd point of yours, which is simply not true, even if you just access an account with a different ip than what you used it with before, especially if it's from a different country, it is in alone can trigger a password reset, same is true if you login from different devices, you don't even have to run the account from different ips or devices simultaneously, it can happen one after another, in my book this is far from "OK", i'm not saying that this will happen in every cases, but it will happen in many cases, if you didn't experience this, you can call yourself lucky
    you don't have to take my word on this though, it's just my experience, but i think you'll take weblues's word, who mentioned this on the forum quite a few times already

    regarding to banning: you simplified that a bit to say the least, there's a smaller army of other things what can get your accounts banned besides the limits or willingness of staying under the radar, an account can be doomed from creation, bad device, bad ips, blacklisted urls and so on and so on, some of these doesn't even mean an instant ban, you'll get banned only later for your "previous sins" and you'll have no clue what hit you, when you think you done everything by the book, but yea, it's always a user error, one way or another
     
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  8. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    Thanks for the replies from everyone.

    For the first few replies, running multiple instances of the same account, I meant the following.
    Let's say you have an Instagram account, we will call it "myaccount".

    Follow Liker, and other bots, allow you to run several instances or tasks. I only use the other instances to run different accounts, doing other stuff.
    I've been thinking, but am a wuzz 'cause I don't want to get the accounts that I run to be banned. So, even if I run 2+ instances of FL, I'll never have any one account on at the same time in the other instances of FL.

    My thinking is that if I have "myaccount" in instance 1 (follow/like), and also on instance 2 (comment) and on instance 3 (unfollow); I have never set "myaccount" to run at the same time on more than 1 instance.

    I'd like to know if others have done it, for a long period of time 3+ months, and if everything has been OK. My belief is that Instagram would catch on, 'cause manually you can't be commenting and liking at the same exact time or within 1-2 seconds. It's not possible unless you use two devices at the same time, and even then, you'll have a few seconds in between, as you go/click on 1 device and go on to the other device and take an action.

    Hope, I explained myself better.
     
  9. longdouble

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    When you login on a device, then set it to an airplane mode and then appear in another country, it is perfectly normal. Also different IPs in the same country are ok. You might be travelling on an interstate and switching from one cell tower to another.

    I botted from one country and used my ig client from another. Safely.

    I also saw double-accounts when one buddy is in Japan, the other in Sweden and they post simultaneously.
     
  10. colorme

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    Post is getting twisted. I'm not referring to having 1, 3 or 100 accounts on one IP.

    I'm referring to a bot, Follow Liker in this example, where you will have your 1 account do 2+ tasks at the same time. This is done by opening more than 1 instance/window of FL. On the 1st task you have your account follow, on the 2nd task, the account unfollow, and on the 3rd task you have it like. All tasks are run at the same time.

    I've never done it to do 2+ tasks at the same time. For me, it's like yelling "I'm a bot", as you would not be able to do two separate things manually on Instagram at the same time, or within 1-2 seconds

    Now, the above is different from assigning tasks to FL, where it will like/follow/comment, etc., and wait between tasks. Hope I made myself clear.

    Do any of you run multiple tasks on 1 account at the same time?
     
  11. envisioned

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    I would not suggest you doing that. Run like/follow/unfollow only on one instance of FL and use maybe one more instance but only for posting If you need.

    It's way more unpredictable to do it in one instance and shuffle tasks than ending up doing 2 things simultaneously.
     
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    Envisioned, yeah, that's what I thought too. Just trying to see if others are doing it simultaneously. I haven't, and am too much of a wuzz, or want to be on the safe side
     
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    what might work for others might not work for you. :) play safe.
     
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    Informative thread, thanks guys, stay on the safe side