Lay low after Instagress?

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  1. LMH

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    Ello!

    I was wondering, since instagram probably has a list of usernames that used the Instagress service. Should the people that used Instagress now be worried using a different bot?

    I was thinking of giving Boostfy a go as I am on mac and Massplanner isn't an option for me

    Would love to hear what you guys have to say
     
  2. SEO

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    It's possible they might get out their ban hammer like Tumblr did. I don't do Instagram marketing, but I'd consider logging in manually to the most important accounts and start leaving legitimate "I use the app, I'm a normal person!!" footprints. Obviously, you should probably wait for other Instagram marketers to come in with their opinions, but this is what I would do if I were running some accounts.

    I used TweetAdder back in the day and that's what I did once that software went down. Didn't lose any accounts. That was lucky because they were actually my website brand accounts!
     
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    I dont think Instagress would have provided the list of usernames but who know.
    Also best would be to rely on Massplanner or Followliker
     
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    Geez, I hadn't even thought about this!
     
  5. Julie85

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    I would lay low for a while ( 2 weeks ) before trying out any other program. You never know if they have the usernames.
     
  6. Tamerlane

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    I am laying low, you could feel something was coming with all the talk of shadow bans, etc. And I'll continue to lay low for a bit, but like @seo said, the trick is to make it look like you're human - a very pedantic and regular human, perhaps, following 200 people a day, but human nevertheless - with little random likes and comments that disrupt the "standard pattern". And shake things up once a while. It's easy to set-and-forget automatic actions on MassPlanner and whatever, but it'll make it easier for IG's algo and team to determine that you're running a bot-network and take action against you, too.

    And as always - it's a long game, don't forget that.