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Instagram doesn't allow me to follow new people anymore...? Under the limit!

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by vini, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. vini

    vini Power Member

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    Instagram has apparently blocked my profile from following new users... It happened earlier today, I had followed a couple of people then suddenly whenever I press the follow button it goes green and then it goes back to the way it was before. I know they have hour limit and things like these, but it's been actually many many many hours.

    I have been with this profile for about 2 weeks and I have followed 3k people with about 1,2k following me back.

    The account is still gaining new followers but I can't follow anyone new, even if I unfollow someone, I can't go back to following them or anyone else for that matter.

    3k isn't a limit for following as there are several profiles with 4, 5, 6k following...

    So has Instagram banned me from following like forever? Or it should go back to normal in a few days? My business is already running low and Instagram is now helping its last nail in the coffin.

    Anyway, has anyone been through anything similar? I have searched around here and couldn't find a thread on the similar matter except of multiple threads of the user being banned from gaining followers...

    And, by the way, it's all manual! No bots being used.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
  2. vini

    vini Power Member

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    And I notice I can actually follow a few people, but only those who have followed me before...

    What the fuck with this? Can anyone help? Has any of you been through this?
     
  3. sandybeachit

    sandybeachit Newbie

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    has instagram replied to you about this issue ? it could be a limit to prevent spamming on their end?
     
  4. vini

    vini Power Member

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    They did not reply me, but the ban was lifted today, I can follow new people again... Luckily they did not block my follow button as I was gaining new followers during this time...

    Probably the account underwent a human analysis, one of those that delete spammy/fake accounts... Although the activity is somewhat spammy (following to get followers) the content is legit, real people comment on the pictures and I engage in conversation with some of them as well...
     
  5. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Was your account new? (curious)
     
  6. vini

    vini Power Member

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    Two weeks old when the temporarily ban happened. It had a duration of about 24 hours.
     
  7. Begave

    Begave Newbie

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    I like instagram. i have a lot of followers in instagram. :) :)
     
  8. Aperik

    Aperik Registered Member

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    Yes it is temporary ban for following, are you using bot ?
     
  9. Prettytipsy

    Prettytipsy BANNED BANNED

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    You may have been temporarily banned. You can try again to add people in 24 hours or so.
     
  10. Jey M

    Jey M Newbie

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    Same thing just happened to me, I am not allowed to follow more people since 2 days ago, but I did not recive any advice from Instagram and they don't reply me back.

    How long it takes? I am not using BOTS, likes are from real people too, and also comments. I don't have 7,5k following yet.

    Thanks.
     
  11. Trending

    Trending BANNED BANNED

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    You get limited on how many u can follow each day >.>