Have you ever got blocked by Instagram? No shame, I have (for a few times). Yep, it was one of the most annoying experiences, yet thrilling at the same time. For those who have never had this issue before, lucky you! However, I know how it feels because I can say that I am one of those fashion bloggers whose account was temporarily blocked due to the high speed of giving likes. And I am so happy that I am not the only one who went through such horrid 24 hours of not knowing whether my account would be permanently blocked or not. FYI, liking and commenting on other photos is one of the most popular suggestions of how to get followers, not just for bloggers, influencers, but c'mon everyone. We all have done that including myself. So, I have been trying several tactics just to verify what would actually against Instagram's rules. Here is how not to get blocked by Instagram.
LIKES AND COMMENTS LIMITED ON INSTAGRAM
How many? I think the latest updated people are suggesting online is 350 likes we can do in an hour. However, don't trust everything you read online because once mine got blocked when it reached 200 likes. Obviously, I was very confused because I thought I did everything based on the Instagram rules as mentioned by the experts. Unfortunately, it still blocked me for 24 hours not letting me like any photos. Basically, if you get blocked by liking photos, you will still be able to comment instead. If you are not allowed to do one activity, there is another you can do. What about both? Seriously, who would get blocked by both unless you are so active on the app like 24/7. Then, I really don't know what to suggest here. From what I asked other users, aka bloggers, some of them were blocked for more than 24 hours, while some were less. Therefore, it really depends on how Instagram would judge on the activity.
DON'T LIKE PHOTOS TOO FAST (THIS IS THE MAIN POINT YOU WILL GET YOUR ACCOUNT TEMPORARILY BLOCKED)
As stated earlier that mine was blocked, though the numbers were too far from the limit. I think this is the main issue of Instagram. Being temporarily blocked for many times can lead to the permanent one. I have tried a lot of ways to figure how the system works because I just couldn't stand the way my account was done. I was even once frustrated by this and sent a reasonable message to the help center "Dear Instagram, my account was blocked again, but I was doing everything just like the rules say. I have never bought likes, followers, comments, or anything like those and I never will. How come you chose to block my account when I am doing everything right. I have always kept updating with the rules. So, if are there any new regulations I have to bear in mind, please let me know.." I wrote this message when I was calm, and that actually what I really wanted to find out from them, since I believed that I didn't do anything wrong. For those who are thinking about dropping them an angry message or whatsoever, just don't. No one likes the hatred messages.
When you like the photos, just do it sensibly. I am a visual person, so I like the photos based on the aesthetic. However. don't do like me... When you like each photo, just leave about 10-15 seconds in between. If you like them too fast, Instagram just gonna think that it is a bot activity (computer program). No matter if you like only 150 photos, but going too fast, chances are you may be able to get blocked.