Why You Got Banned From Instagram and What To Do Next

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Are You Banned From Instagram? DoNotPay Can Help!

Instagram has a strict user policy that doesn’t tolerate any sort of suspicious activity. If you got wrongfully banned from Instagram, don’t worry—you are not the only one. Is all that effort you invested in your account lost? It doesn’t need to be because DoNotPay is here to help!

We will guide you through the process of getting your account back. Find out what the reason for the ban can be and how subscribing to DoNotPay can help you solve the issue.

Why Was My Instagram Account Banned?

To use the platform without interruptions, you need to respect the Terms of Use and Community Guidelines—which is a rule of thumb for most other online community apps such as Twitter, Reddit, and Grindr.

You can be banned from Instagram for:

  • Using an automation tool to like/comment on content aggressively or to follow/unfollow users
  • Buying likes and fake followers
  • Selling or buying accounts
  • Creating duplicate accounts
  • Posting inappropriate content
  • Infringing on someone's creations
  • Using Instagram if you are under 13 years old
  • Selling or promoting illegal products or services
  • Using broken or banned hashtags
  • Writing more than 60 comments in an hour—or 30 if your account is new
  • Sending the same messages or posting the same comments
  • Using violent, aggressive, or offensive language

Instagram can also ban you if another user reports your account—even if you did nothing wrong.

How To Know if Instagram Suspended or Banned My Account

Instagram may be strict about its rules, but it also wants to keep its users. If the platform detects behavior that goes against its policy, you won’t be banned right away. Your account will be suspended first. The suspension can last from one to 48 hours. It all depends on what you did to get banned. You can appeal the suspension to get it lifted more quickly.

There are also three types of bans on Instagram:

  1. Blocked action—If you like content repeatedly or follow and unfollow users, Instagram can block that action for a certain time period. You can take more than 140 actions per day. Such repetitive activity can come from a spam account, which is why the platform issues a warning by blocking the action
  2. Shadowban—When you use banned tags or post too much, your account can be shadowbanned. You’ll be able to use your account, but your posts won’t be visible in the Explore section or on hashtag pages
  3. Ban—If you violate the terms or repeat the same action that got you suspended, you can be banned for good. In this case, you won’t be able to use the same username, email address, or even the same IP address to access the platform

How To Tell if Your Instagram Is Banned

If Instagram banned your account, you won’t be able to log in, like, comment, or share photos. All the activity on the app will be blocked.

You’ll also get a notification—a message will pop up on the screen informing you that you’ve been blocked. You can ignore it or click on the button that encourages you to tell Instagram if it made a mistake.

How To Get Unbanned From Instagram

If your account gets blocked, you can:

To discuss your problem with a representative, you can click on the Tell Us or Appeal buttons on the ban notification. If you only have the Learn More option, choose that. Click on Let Us Know at the end of the notice.

You can also go to the Help Center or call 1-650-543-4800.

Don’t forget to review your hashtags and remove autobots if you use them so you don’t get your account blocked again.

A permanent ban is harder to oppose. There is no guarantee that you can get your account back. You will need to contact customer service to assess the situation. Another solution for blocked and banned accounts is . We can help you resolve your issue faster and more efficiently!

How Can DoNotPay Help Me Get Unbanned?

Dealing with customer support can be a long and tiring process. Instagram is a platform with a billion users, and your case might not be a priority. What can put you on top of its list is pressure—a DoNotPay demand letter will do that.

Our app can help you speed up the procedure by sending a customized demand. You will only need to:

  1. Click on the Unban My Account option
  2. Answer a few questions about your issue

After you provide us with the date of the ban, the potential reason for the ban, and your digital signature, we will create a letter and send it to Instagram. The deadline we set will ensure that you get a response in no time.

If you got a final answer from Instagram that your account won’t be unbanned, we can’t oppose that. What we can do is help you appeal the initial decision.

DoNotPay Can Rescue Your Accounts!

Social media platforms and gaming services can have tricky policies. You can have your Twitter account locked without any explanation or be banned from a service you’ve been using for years. If you find yourself in such an unpleasant situation, DoNotPay will help!

Our nifty app can appeal any suspended or banned account decision. In a few simple steps, your complaint can become a priority.

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