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Followers Cannot 'Follow' my Shoutout Clients!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by LawrenceRad, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    I've had this issue for a while now.

    To be specific..

    Say I give a client a shoutout. I post his/her photo/vid. In the description he requests I write the his provided description. IE: " Follow @Its_Me , he's the best "

    If anybody, taps that Follow link @Its_Me, you're brought to his/her page and the Follow button is shown as "Loading" and is grayed out. Tapping the Loading will not do anything. Obviously this is Instagram's doing. This issue is not just on my account but I do notice some other accounts don't have this link issue.

    On the flip side, the link in the 'Tag' (Tagging a friend or a celebrity) works just fine. You could follow my clients through there.

    Obviously this puts a big dampener on the effectiveness of my shoutouts.

    Does anybody know a work around this?

    Any insight would be extremely valuable to me.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

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    Try using a web browser instead of the IG app. Do this with different IG accounts.

    Does it still happen?
     
  3. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    Good advice

    I just made a test post using my private personal accounts which has a small amount of activity.

    I commented to Follow @bla bla and there was no issue.

    Conclusion is my account has been flagged by IG or something.
     
  4. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    The link in my comments works great while using Instagram via PC web browser.
     
  5. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

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    Log off that account for 48 hours. Don't mention or link other accounts for another 48 hours.

    See what happens then.
     
  6. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    Account is monetized, so no activity would hurt :D

    Comments link after the Photo Info seem to be okay.

    Haven't linked in Info all day today. Will see tomorrow.

    Client received some new followers, which is a massive relief.
     
  7. auuuu

    auuuu Elite Member

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    I got the same error too, just bad signal on my phone. I would not care about it at all...
     
  8. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    I'm connected through Wi-Fi. I've checked on numerous devices and accounts of friends, and all of them receive the 'Loading' follow button.

    So the issue is with my account. :( lol
     
  9. brymedia

    brymedia Newbie

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    Do not use any uppercase in username in caption, it's a bug on iPhone. @Its_Me needs to be @its_me
     
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  10. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    OMG!!! I LOVE YOU!!

    Can I send you $200 via PayPal immediately haha jk :)

    Thank you so much


    It works!!!!
     
  11. brymedia

    brymedia Newbie

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    sure, if you want. lmao :p
     
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