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Instagram shoutout policy

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by benman, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. benman

    benman Junior Member

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    Hello everyone.

    I see that people sell shoutouts in public.

    I know that Facebook punish pages that sell shoutouts and they are very tough about this.

    Since Facebook bought Instagram, don't you guys afraid of losing your page?

    I am really afraid to sell shoutouts because of this. Maybe someone will report and I will lose my account.

    Someone here knows Instagram policy about shoutouts?

    Thanks

    I hope I wrote it clear and you are understand my post.
     
  2. spacezeus

    spacezeus Power Member

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    Since when facebook punish pages that sell shoutouts? I've seen a lot of millions-likes page that sell shoutouts and didn't get banned even after few years.
     
  3. JustChillin

    JustChillin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can't get banned for selling shoutouts, last time I checked the ToS (very recently) it wasn't against the rules. However, you are not allowed to sell your account.
     
  4. illmatic-

    illmatic- Newbie

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    How would they even know that someone paid for you to promote someone elses page? Sounds ridiculous tbh
     
  5. spacezeus

    spacezeus Power Member

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    Some artists post on their page state that they promoting shoutout/review.
     
  6. coitza

    coitza Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I doubt you will have any problem with this, you can get in trouble for a lot of other things but shoutouts should be the least of your concern :)
     
  7. InstaEmpire

    InstaEmpire Junior Member

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    This wont ever happen as it's too hard to distinguish between "giving credit" and a shoutout.