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Instagram won't let me follow?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by NemoLee, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. NemoLee

    NemoLee Registered Member

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    Hey everyone, I can no longer follow people on instagram and this has been going on for several days now. I don't get any pop-up screens saying i've been temp banned or anything so I'm not sure what the issue is. Has anyone else had issues like this?
     
  2. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    give it a few more days.
    how do you follow people? if you cannot follow people directly from the IG app, you can use an app, e.g., crowdfire.
     
  3. nisdee

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    You haven't really said much about ur method (manually, bot etc.) but you might have too many pending requests to private users
     
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    all those apps still use IG's API, if your blocked from using the API there is nothing you can do about it.
     
  5. txholdem

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    i am speaking from my experience. i suppose manual following using IG app directly doesnt go through API?
     
  6. provision

    provision Regular Member

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    It aboslutely does. Any request you send directly to IG uses their API. Whether your following, liking, commenting, uploading etc on any ios/android app, bot or desktop viewer. If you are blocked from one, you are blocked from all, unless you hit a limit by whatever third party application you are using. But in the OP's case he is getting the error directly from IG.
     
  7. txholdem

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    i dont have an explanation, but the fact is i can follow up to like 40 per DAY directly from IG app, but i can follow at least 400 a day using crowdfire.
     
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    You should definitely be able to follow more than 40 per day on ig app.
    I'm able to follow like 30 every 10-15 minutes on a brand new account, and follow 60 every 10-15 minutes on bigger aged accounts.
     
  9. txholdem

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    i know. i used to follow almost 1000 a day for almost 2 months. then i was kind of banned from following directly from IG app. then i found that i can follow from crowdfire.
     
  10. Atlanta

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    This happened to me when I made a brand new account and just started manually following. Eventually it went away but was so annoying and every time it temporarily went away it would come back the second I mass unfollowed.
     
  11. GanjaPanda420

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    I had a similar problem recently, I had to comb through my FL logs for a few minutes and the root of the problem seemed to be that I follow requested private accounts too much and had like 4000+ requests pending.
     
  12. NemoLee

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    I've been manually following for the most part and using some FL for unfollowing. How do I check my pending requests and fix the issue? I believe the issue if too many pending requests. thank you everyone for the prompt responses!
     
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    I've had the same problems following using FL and IG to mass follow / unfollow.
    The only thing which seemed to work was to wait, and then post some images, and then start following again, (but not mass following using the phone app).
     
  14. NemoLee

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    Does anyone know how to get rid of your too many pending requests on instagram?
     
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    just wait for a few days and see
     
  16. GanjaPanda420

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    Right now its impossible. The best cure is time, which will hopefully result in more people either accepting or denying your request.
     
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    do you use link in your bio? Instagram rarely don't warn those accounts which have not bio..
     
  18. NemoLee

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    I have a bio but there is no link in it
     
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    usefull stuff, thanks for the info!