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Why Your Engagement on Instagram is Suffering (December 2016 Update)

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by IGKing, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. IGKing

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    PopSugar: Instagram Pledges to be a Safe Space For All With New Updates

    Instagram is constantly updating its settings and features, but a change to the platform announced earlier may be the most important one to date.

    2016 saw its fair share of nasty Instagram wars, and in an effort to reduce bullying and negativity on the social media app, Instagram CEO & Co-Founder Kevin Systrom wrote a blog post detailing the site's new procedures.

    Emphasizing his "commitment to keeping Instagram a positive place for self-expression," Systrom announced that soon, users will be able to turn comments off on any post. Further, to foster the encouraging environment that Systrom says is the heart of Instagram, users will also be able to like individual comments, in addition to liking the post itself.

    Another update is the ability to remove followers from private accounts. In the past, if your account was private, the only way to remove a follower was to block that person. Now, you'll be able to remove a follower, and they will not be notified.

    Ultimately, Instagram wants to ensure that it is a safe space for all its users, and to work toward a community that is safe and welcoming, you'll soon be able to report friends' photos that are alarming. "From time to time, you may see friends struggling and in need of support. If you believe that someone you care about may be thinking about injuring themselves, you can report it anonymously, and we will connect your friend to organizations that offer help. We have teams working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, around the world to review these reports," Systrom writes.

    These updates will be rolled out slowly over the next few weeks, but we're loving Instagram's commitment to its growing community!


    Source link: http://me.popsugar.com/technology/Instagram-Updates-December-2016-42820590

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    Wild Theory:

    In my opinion, these updates that are being rolled out are probably going hand-in-hand with the drop of engagement most users here have been experiencing. The Instagram update that some of you are suffering under is not directly stated above, but it is related. Let me explain.

    First off, every Instagram account that is being suspected in using black hat techniques does not immediately result in an insta-ban. Instead, it goes through a process that discourages such techniques in an effort to convert them back to the light.

    This process includes limited reach, temporary blocks, limited hashtag appearances, limited explore appearances, and limited appearances on timelines. Essentially, Instagram is "ghosting" these accounts. Facebook/Instagram probably sees these black hat techniques as hatred, and they're making sure everybody is kept as safe as possible.

    Now, this isn't a new thing for Instagram. Instagram has been doing this for some time, but clearly this update has doubled-down on these suspected accounts. Instagram's war on hatred is becoming a war on black hat.

    But that's just my opinion.

    What do you guys think?

    IGKing
     
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  2. rmbi

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    :eek: my one account totally dead due this update
     
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    "Facebook/Instagram probably sees these black hat techniques as hatred"

    What is it that makes you think that?
     
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    doubt it, pretty sure they're dropping engagement so people buy more ads, just like they did with fb. They gotta do it progressively, so people dont freak out, so it's understandable they're starting now.
     
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    It violates their Terms of Services. Hatred apparently now is against the Terms of Service, as well. It's a reach, but it's something to think about.

    This is the ultimate goal, but they're masking that into this update.
     
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    Yes, they are not cracking down on follow n unfollow like twitter but yes engagements are being dropped and few of my legit accounts were banned (restored later though by sending the pic)
     
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    Interesting theory, problem is many white hat accounts get "ghosted" or limited too.
     
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    What kind of Pic do we need to send?
     
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    One with your face with the code they sent to you on the email.
     
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    They are cracking down on spammers so yes all accounts are hit. Legit ones can be recovered though but u waste 1-7 days on it
     
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    So we cannot send one face for multiple accounts?
     
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    IG Method is no longer working?
     
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    You can send one face for unlimited ACC's, they don't ask for pic with id
     
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    It works but its really hard now, it was much smoother in September.
     
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    This safe space bull shit is creating a generation of pussies.

    Also, nice post OP.
     
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    IG is turning its algorithm like facebook to make people buy more ads to increase engagement. Don't know why they drop engagement of WH accounts :(
     
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    true! my main is white hat, got limited... and the ones I use MP with are not limited. It's weird tho
     
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    Damnt, so the fun is dying out right after i bought 50 accounts :(
     
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    If something, Fun is on our way! BRING DA PAIN! There's always a way, and IG being severe is helping us filtering the ones who really wants to crack our way in from those who were just playing around.

    I haven't had a single ban since a month ago.. but then again, I am at 15 accounts (all running everyday making me around $2-$3/day)
    I think there are many ways to do this, twist this shit! don't do exactly as the others and you will be fine. Let's do this.