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Instagram follow limit

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by kideze, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. kideze

    kideze Elite Member

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    Instagram recently changed their follow limit to 7,500. If you already followed more then that then your fine but any new accounts can't follow more then 7,500.

    Sucks but when there is a will there is a way.

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  2. Phantasmic

    Phantasmic Junior Member

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    This is terrible news. I hope they'll consider doing it like Twitter where you can follow all your followers.
     
  3. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just get fake followers and you can carry on following...
     
  4. Abbiey

    Abbiey Newbie

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    Wait so is 7,500 the following limit (end of story) or is it a ratio system where you have to have a certain amount of followers in order to follow more people and go over the 7,500 limit?
     
  5. vandre

    vandre Newbie

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    I have ca. 31k followers and can not follow more than 7500 users currently. I have to add that this new limit was implemented by IG before I hit the 7500 following mark. I'm pretty sure that accounts which are already following more than 7500 users are not affected and can follow without limit. New accounts are facing this limit though...

    If someone has a different experience, please share it.
     
  6. Phantasmic

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    It seems as though it does not have anything to do with a ratio. It is a set number. So if you are following over 7,500 right now are you able to follow more?
     
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  7. kideze

    kideze Elite Member

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    Doesnt really help with engagement, u have 1 million fake followers then u post a picture and u get 2 likes something doesnt add up. Also depending on your profile, getting on the popular page doesnt bring in that many new followers as previously thought.

    The instagram game just got 10x harder.
     
  8. followinstagram

    followinstagram Newbie

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    i guess if you are not uploading the pics on regular intervals this may happen, not sure though.
     
  9. epPaulZimmer

    epPaulZimmer BANNED BANNED

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    good thing i am already following 26k!
     
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  10. technodudes

    technodudes Power Member

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    has any one figure this out? My old accounts are fine but now I got two accounts cap at 7500 please help
     
  11. beaddve

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    This kind of limitation is like nazism, to me. Why users cannot have as many followers as they want?
     
  12. 1337Alec

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    You could make all your accounts follow each other. Not sure how you would automate this process. Someone should include a feature like that in an Instagram bot.
     
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    breaks my heart :(