Intro Hey guys, OMGapparel here. I have noticed a lot of threads continuing to be posting asking others to post FL settings and other threads such as "safe follow liker settings for new accounts" So I wanted to give back again to this forum that has helped me for over 4 years now. There are some very qualified and experienced users on this forum that I invite to reply in this thread and share anything that I missed or correct me on anything they think needs be addressed. So make sure you read the comments in this thread too. Often I have learned more from comments than the actual post. Thanks for reading guys and good luck with your journeys. As always, lets keep this as short as possible and right to the point. Chapter 1 -Taking The AGE Of An Account Into Consideration- 0 Months To 3 Months This is the most important out of all the factors. Guys, ANYTHING under 3 months old forget about going over FL's Recommended Settings. Don't get greedy, you will be tempted to up them before the 3 month mark but DONT. This is a marathon not a sprint. Those settings are per day as follows: Follows-450-500 UnFollows- 350-450 Likes-350-450 Comments-100-150 Listen, I know this can be hard. I know you will run into comments in threads saying "i went up to 700 likes per day and was fine with my week old account" but by listening to these comments and being greedy is the reason there are threads like "Got 24 hour banned for 500 likes!" Etc. DON'T fall for this temptation. Stick to this until your account is at least 90 days old! 3 Months to 6 Months These settings are from my experience with literally 100's of accounts I have ran personally on FL. Instagram takes size into consideration as far as growth wise from the day the account was made to now but not as much has you would expect. If you are not famous or verified with the check by instagram than they don't care as much as you think about your growth. For instance, I have run an account that gained 10k followers the first month that would get a 24 hour ban if i exceeded 500 comments 2-3 days consecutively where as another account I had running with about 1300 followers in 3 months running the same settings could do 400-600 daily with no problems. So be assured that if you can stay within these settings I provide you will be fine. ONLY if you don't comment spammy phrases. This is a KILLER. I cant help you if you get flagged 3-4 times a day by people reporting you for obvious spam. Take your time, take pride in your work and take the time to write quality comments. Note: from here on out, the settings you use in Fl should be a random number between the lowest and highest that I reveal. Don't do these EXACT settings. Ex.- 350-500 You should do something like 363-419. Mix this number up weekly. Follows-400-650 Unfollows-350-625 Likes-480-700 Comments-175-360 The most important time to follow these settings, mix them up weekly, post quality content is from 0 to the 6 month stretch. Don't get me wrong, you want to always keep an eye on your FL settings and mix it up but its most important up to 6 months to make it look as organic as possible in Instagram's Eyes. Make sure to mix up your timing of executing these actions as well. The reason I don't post the time intervals is because this should be as random as possible, make it stretch out as long as it can in a 24 hour period and still be able to mathematically execute all the actions. 6 Months to 1 Year Things start to lighten up here, however you have to stay disciplined because it is still very much possible to be banned still. By this point you should be able to tweak your setting and know what works and what doesnt as far as hashtags and comments. If you are not receiving AT LEAST 50 followers per day on average by month 7 you need to seriously reconsider your tactics, your content, your niche, and if this game is something you should even be in. Follows-400-700 Unfollows-380-650 Notice the follows/unfollows hasn't changed much. This is something you need to keep under 700 no matter how old your acocunt is. I may catch flak for saying this but from my honest opinion this is the safest bet. If I was instagram I would be suspicious of accounts following and unfollowing more than that daily. Likes-650-1100 Comments-350-600 Note: Make sure your comments are UNIQUE and you have ATLEAST 75 different ones. Remember Emojji's are your best friend, use them in 30-40% of your total number of comments. Here is a link to the ones that work well with FL. www[dot] iemoji [dot] com/ 1 Year +++ Follows-Same as 6 Month to 1 Year Unfollows-Same Likes-700-1450 Comments-400-650 Note: Mix these things up, one week do all the actions, another week hold off on the comments. Next week try lowering the comments, changing the time intervals, switch up comments etc. Dont set your Fl with the same settings for months at a time. Nor should you ALWAYS run every action. Chapter 2 Size Like I mentioned before, size doesn't always seem to matter for instagram and how they ban people. However, I have seen first hand that once you start receiving thousands of likes, comments and followers per week they seem to assume it makes more sense with how many actions you are completing. For instance, if you get 100 comments in one day ona pic and they see that you commented 100 times that day that makes sense to them and you are fine. Where as if you get 3 comments per picture on a small account and comment 400 times thats a red flag to them. For me it seems that once you hit the 100k mark the 24 hour bans almost completely stop. After 100k of REAL followers the interactions that come with that daily will pretty well cover the interactions you are completing. My theory is that instagram focuses on actions performed compared to the ration of actions recieved to an extent. This formula becomes less strict the larger you grow your account. Take this and anything else you see on this forum with a grain of salt. At the end of the day you have to take responsibility and research things yourself and decide. With that being said I hope this helps some of you and I welcome anyone that has anything to add to this to reply. Thank you again to this forum for all the knowledge that you have provided me and many others. Good luck with all of your Journey's.