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[instagram] I want a name that belongs to an Instagram account that isn't being used.

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Varshiek, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Varshiek

    Varshiek Registered Member

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    Do u guys know how long it takes for Instagram to purge accounts that are inactive?? Someone has a name I want but the account has 13 followers and doesn't follow anyone and hasn't been active. It also has 0 posts. How would I go about getting this account?
     
  2. Jaymien

    Jaymien Regular Member

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    It doesn't seem that Instagram deletes inactive accounts. I had quite a few inactive accounts that are 3-4 years old.

    But I'm still able to access them and they're still alive.

    Best Regards,
    Jaymien.
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you can't contact the account owner, you're pretty much out of luck. Although username squatting is not allowed on instagram, they don't deactivate inactive accounts. They won't help unless someone's using your trademarked brand/business name. If you want to get that username by any means and it's something which can be trademarked, you need to pay a few hundred bucks to trademark it and after that you can contact their support. It is the only way.
     
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  4. Varshiek

    Varshiek Registered Member

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    ^ thank you. I'm actually in the process of trademarking. Thanks for the tip. I'll contact instagram after o get the trademark.

    and I already contacted the user to see if they would see it but they didn't reply :(
     
  5. mike915

    mike915 Newbie

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    Maybe you can report it so they delete the account