Instagram 'automated behavior on your account' warning troubles some users - and here's possibly why

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Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms used by individuals, influencers, and businesses to showcase their artistic creations and promotional content.

However, time and again, it may happen that people use the platform in a way that violates its rules and regulations.

For instance, in the past few years, there has been a significant increase in practices where users pay third-party companies or individuals to boost their follower count and reach.


Additionally, some also use bots to increase the number of likes and views on their posts. Such bots also provide targeted growth options for specific niches or industries, making them a convenient option.

Instagram ‘automated behavior on your account’ warning troubles some users

Acting upon this, the platform has recently started taking strict measures.

According to the latest reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10), multiple Instagram users have recently started getting a ‘We’ve detected automated behavior on your account’ warning.

In addition to this, they have also been asked to make sure that no other users or tools have access to their account and that they follow their ‘Terms of Use’.


This will help prevent their account from being temporarily restricted or permanently disabled.

However, as per the claims, users are getting such warnings despite not having used any such tool or sharing their accounts with others.

They also assert that they strictly adhere to Instagram’s rules and regulations and function accordingly. And understandably, such repeated warnings add to one’s frustration.

Whats going on with instagram? Im not using any tools apart of my phones, we are a business depending heavily on the app to talk to customers.

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A user says that this warning has been consistently appearing on their account for the past five days. They are also concerned that they might lose access to their account.

Another user alleges to be getting this warning for liking hundreds of posts in a single day.

At the time of writing this piece, Instagram had not officially acknowledged this issue. However, it’s possible that this is happening due to a glitch related to an Instagram policy about automating activity, perhaps by using bots.

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For the time being, it is recommended that you take the necessary precautions to stop unauthorized data scraping on your account.

We will continuously monitor this issue and update you as soon as we come across noteworthy information.

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