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Instagram is only letting me follow 140 people per DAY!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Mr Spectre, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Mr Spectre

    Mr Spectre Regular Member

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    Hi, i I've been using instagram for many months now & have been in the process of developing my own accounts. Everything was going good until recently i noticed that I'm not longer allowed to follow like before.
    Now i can only follow like 100-140 people in a whole day, sometimes 2,3 days. I've not been temp-banned/blocked or something. What do you think can be the problem?
    I'm using my phone to do everything (manually) , where I'm managing many accounts (I've reason to believe that the number of accounts isn't the problem).

    Previously i used to follow private accounts as well but now i just follow public ones, but incase i follow some private account, i quickly cancel the request which means there are a lot of cancelled requests on daily basis + follows (if I'm allowed to follow) so do you think this can be the problem?
     
  2. Saitama

    Saitama Newbie

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    The same thing happens to me. I don't know if it's normal or if i'm in the same boat as you, but I do believe its instagrams way of preventing bots.
     
  3. Swagza

    Swagza Newbie

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    Same here , instead of getting temp banned . It just follows and unfollows and then i can follow the next day around 100ish and samething happens again
     
  4. Mr Spectre

    Mr Spectre Regular Member

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    I am not using any bot. I'm doing everything manually on my Android phone through Instagram's Official client.
     
  5. Thenub

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    Well, there's your answer, you follow then quickly cancel follow request, that still counts as follow / unfollow.
    When you request to follow a private user, it counts as an invisible following, even though it wont show on your following list until they accept it
    So what youre basically doing is, following then unfollowing them.
     
  6. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    It's by hour. Try following 20- 30 people per hour for ten hours

    ^Warm accounts, slowly increase
     
  7. mediabuzz

    mediabuzz Regular Member

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    Yeah sounds like a temp ban wait a full 24 hours and see if that fixes the problem
     
  8. yaspis

    yaspis Newbie

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    yeah i think this problem same as mine.
    i can't follow again after quick follow and cancel it again.
     
  9. Mr Spectre

    Mr Spectre Regular Member

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    Identified the problem. it's cancelling the request to follow a private prick. anyway i have a found a work around. now just keeping track of all private users.
     
  10. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    that's exactly what happens to my account. i was unable to follow at all for 4 days.
    i do not think it's the follow and cancel at all.

    on the 5th day i could follow 50.
    on the 6th day, today, i was able to follow 130 (including private which i canceled minutes later) the 1st hour. dont know how it goes later today.
     
  11. happyloving

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    I just started. Let see how it goes.
     
  12. Mr Spectre

    Mr Spectre Regular Member

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    it's the cancel private accounts thing. i am 100% sure. i have been following for two months and never had a problem and now after this experiment (cancel request to pvt accounts) i started having problems so i abandoned that method and now everything is back to normal