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instagram filter: follow only public profiles

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by swjedinight, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. swjedinight

    swjedinight Regular Member

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    Is there a way to follow only public files without having to rifle through every profile to see if its private or not? i dont wanna buy a bot. I like doing it manually.
     
  2. loshara

    loshara Power Member

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    we're in the same boat. there's no method I'm aware of. the only thing you can do is when you see a grey "requested" button, you can cancel it immediately. that's pretty much it.
     
  3. swjedinight

    swjedinight Regular Member

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    doesnt that count as a follow still?
     
  4. loshara

    loshara Power Member

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    yep, it will, so you won't follow 50 users at once but 20/30/33, etc.
     
  5. growmyinsta

    growmyinsta BANNED BANNED

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    Im sorry, the only way to see if an account is private is by viewing it.
     
  6. Artiez

    Artiez Newbie

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    whats wrong with private? Most real users are privates... And when someone sends them a request, they look to who that person is. If it's catchy they will look at your videos, pictures and then follow you.

    yeah it's a pain but i feel like it's worth it, working for me effectively.
     
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  7. loshara

    loshara Power Member

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    the pain might arise later because some users do not respond to requests and those requests count towards the 7.5k limit. if you follow/unfollow a lot of people, at some point you might reach this limit and won't be able to follow anyone until people would respond
     
  8. Artiez

    Artiez Newbie

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    Oh wow lol thanks for letting me know!
     
  9. Dioni

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    Yeah I dont think there is a way to filter public profiles. I dont understand why you dont want to use a bot?
     
  10. swjedinight

    swjedinight Regular Member

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    For one, I like to have control of things. I dot want my account to get banned for a mistake. Two, I feel like I've got a better sense of what people are like by seeing profiles rather then let a bot run.