Okay. So I've had an Instagram account since about 2011, and it was just a personal one but in 2012 I started using it for my business and I naturally gained about 16k followers. Now I've changed my business a bit and therefore wanted to attract a new crowd so I started to do the follow for follow method. I now have went from 16k to 22 in 4 weeks. by manually following people. i never used this follow method before. So apart from paying once or twice for like 3k followers here and there I've never used this account to spam. So From following people I reached like maybe 6900 accounts before I realised I couldn't follow any more. then I unfollow, and follow more. I did get a few temporary bans, but none were over 24hrs. I prob got like 5 temp bans. anyway.. So I kept follow/unfollow and I noticed my following limit kept decreasing, like it went from 6900 down to less and less and less every time.. And now I cannot follow more than 1100 accounts.. its been like this for 3 days (since they updated Instagram or maybe it's a coincidence) BUT I am so worried that I'll never be able to follow more people.. and I stopped requesting to follow private accounts so it cannot be those accounts taking up space. I will ill stop spamming and return to being a normal user if I have to but I'm too scared to touch any follow or unfollow buttons incase I make my limit lower than 1k, I imagine if I keep doing what I'm doing soon I won't be able to follow more than like 10 accounts lol. why is it doing this? has this happened to anyone else? does it go back to normal? Ever?