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Instagram stopping people from following accounts?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by jkelly20201, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. jkelly20201

    jkelly20201 Registered Member

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    I was just manually following and when I clicked on a account it came up with an error and said they were restring people from following that account. Has anyone ever seen this before?

    Also my engagement on some
    accounts seems weird almost like insta is not showing my postings to all my followers
     
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    wl3hacker Junior Member

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    yes i am having the same thing in the past couple of days, instagram is acting weird for me. can't let me follow more than 2900 although i haven't followed any private accounts and my account is old.
     
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    It means you're following people too fast.
     
  4. alxmax

    alxmax Regular Member

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    No. This seems to be a recent update, where you can't follow specific accounts. So in general you can follow accounts, but there are a few specific accounts that IG won't let you follow.

    So to the OP I can confirm this also happened to me two or three times during the last week or so.
     
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    JokerSEO Power Member

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    Insta had a recent algo update. Obviously the new facebook-like feed - maybe this was a change as well ?

    Insta been spammed a lot lately, i'm sure they are trying to stop the spam
     
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    Yes, it means that your account is reached the limit set.

    There are follow limits on Instagram. However, the limits can vary for different accounts, and Instagram does not publicly reveal how these limits are determined. The only follower/following limit published by Instagram is the 7,500 total following limit. Daily limits are not published. However, most users would agree that limits do exist. In early 2013, Instagram changed the platform limits to prevent spam.

    All Instagram accounts are now limited to following 7,500 other users. However, accounts that were created before the change was implemented were allowed to continue to follow all the accounts they followed before the change. The catch, though, is that these users cannot follow a new account unless they reduce the number of those they follow to 7,499.

    Study says about one reporter who was following 10,895 Instagram accounts discovered that the Instagram API allows only 160 followers or unfollowers per hour. Unfollowing 3,396 before he could follow someone new became a tedious and time consuming endeavor, but he identified the limit set for his account.

    The daily Instagram follow limit may be different for various accounts, the only way to know your own daily follow limit is to reach it. When you reach your follow limit, you receive an error message if you attempt to follow additional users. That's it ! - BB

     
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  8. dressedinpink

    dressedinpink Newbie

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    You are following too fast. Slow it down and you shouldn't have any problems.
     
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    happened to me too but it doesn't mean you reached the cap. Just skip that account & keep following
     
  10. redarrow

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    Usally when a account get to a stop point if you buy fake followers it then let you continue following agin.

    but like said if you follow more then 300 users a day and over 24hrs you do get problams.

    you need to stick to under radar followers.
     
  11. jkelly20201

    jkelly20201 Registered Member

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    I'm not blocked because I even messaged the guy to tell him and he wasn't even aware it was happening to him.

    also just so everyone understands it is not limiting the amount of followings I can make. It is stopping me or anyone else from following certain users
     
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    jkelly20201 Registered Member

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    This is not the error I am referring to, let me see if I can post I screenshot of what I'm saying
     
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    Perhaps let off for a couple of days and when you start to follow again do it in a range. What I mean by that is follow anywhere between 50-500 people a day. One day you may follow 300, the next day 100, and then the day after that 75, then 400 after that day. Be a human.
     
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    This also happened to me too, I think it was because of following too many accounts in such a little amount of time...
     
  15. VapeMonkey

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    Unbelievable how bad the reading comprehension most of you have.

    How many times does he has to say he has no followban, but is restricted to follow a certain account?
     
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