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How you can avoid getting your Instagram account disabled

In our “Instagram Guides,” we'll look at Instagram, explain its features both new and old, and show you how to get the most out of the platform for your marketing strategy. Today: How you can avoid getting your Instagram account disabled.

When you start your Instagram account, you need to invest a lot of time, lifeblood, and money to build a noteworthy community.

It is all the worse when you open your Instagram and discover that the platform has disabled your account. But if you follow a few simple rules, you can easily avoid getting your account disabled.

Reasons your account gets disabled on Instagram

One of the most understandable reasons to get disabled on Instagram is violating the rules of the social network. This includes uploading photos and videos showing naked bodies or violent, pornographic, or sexual content. Instagram considers this sort of content inappropriate.

The second reason your account could get disabled is user complaints. Users can report your account for different reasons, including for insulting comments, inappropriate content, or spam.

Your account won’t get disabled because of one report, but if there are various complaints, sooner or later, Instagram will disable your account.

Another reason could be copyright infringement. When you post a picture or video you don’t have permission for, the owner can report your account. Always make sure to ask for permission or give credit by tagging the author of the original.

Last but not least, your account can get disabled on Instagram for being too active or not active at all. While it is not recommendable to be inactive on Instagram, it is also not advisable to be too active on the platform.

Instagram limits the maximum number of likes, comments, follows, and messages per hour. Normally, these things are limited to 60. But the number can differ for different reasons. For example, if your account is quite new, the limits are 30. So, be careful when using third-party promotion tools for your Instagram account.

What you can do when your account gets disabled

There are different levels of blocking on Instagram. For example, if you like too many posts in a short period, Instagram usually just disables this function for a few hours. The duration will not be shown to you, but it ends automatically.

If you have violated the rules of the social network, Instagram will not only disable your account, but also delete the relevant post. If you violate the rules more often, Instagram will permanently delete your account.

When you receive the notification that your account has been disabled, you can object to the decision. Tap "More" on the notification and fill out the form. Instagram will check your complaint and contact you within a few days.

Conclusion: You can easily avoid getting your account disabled on Instagram

Getting your account disabled on Instagram can be easily avoided. If you follow the rules and don’t behave like a bot, your Instagram account will be safe in the future. Storrito helps with the creation of Instagram stories. The platform can be used within a team to create and schedule stories.

Tobias ManrothAuthor image
Tobias Manroth
CMO at Storrito

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