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How the hell am i following more than 7,500 people?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Mr Spectre, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Mr Spectre

    Mr Spectre Regular Member

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    Hi, today i noticed a very strange thing. I was manually following on my account and couldn't follow more (reached the cap) . my following were 7,350 at that time. I normally follow users from an account with 700k followers so that when i reach a cap, i can dive into their followers and "cancel request" to all the private users who hasn't yet accepted or rejected it my follow. Therefore i went into the followers of the person from where i follow users and almost cancelled 490 requests that hasn't been yet accepted or rejected. How is this possible? If sending request to a private is also technically a follow then how am i following 7,350 + 490 = 7,838 users at the same time?
     
  2. florin22xxl

    florin22xxl Regular Member

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    And after you canceled those requests you could follow more?If not,than you have your answer.
     
  3. Mr Spectre

    Mr Spectre Regular Member

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    There's one very important point that my thread is making and that is "is it pointless to cancel requests?" or something like that :D i mean why would we all cancel requests if doesn't make any difference?
     
  4. HoNeYBiRD

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    It happens sometimes that ig isn't quick enough to limit you. I have quite a few accs which follow close to 8k or even above 8k and that's not because that there wasn't this limit at first on ig. However those accs of mine are from back then when there was a mass follow glitch, so you could follow thousands in a minute or two, which was too fast and ig couldn't always limit you at 7.5k.
     
  5. Harry Bank

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    It might be that IG tweaked a few things.
    Either way it's better for us mofos. Haha.
    Btw, I'd recommend not following all the way up to 7500 and then unfollowing. The engagement as well as the follow-back rate increases in between 800-2200.

    Hope this helps. :D
    HB
     
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