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Accounts Deleted On Instagram Because of Urls and Web Domains used on Comments

Accounts Deleted On Instagram Because of Urls and Web Domains used on Comments

Accounts Deleted On Instagram Because of Urls and Web Domains used on Comments

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Today, two accounts have been deleted by Instagram Team and probably more will occur.

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This is a serious announcement. Today, two members of Instagram have seen their accounts deleted just because they mentioned Urls or Web Domains in their Comments.

The first case, a user from Berlin @justiciere has seen his account deleted just because he mentioned his today interview at Instagramers.com this morning in a comment in his feed. Andrés (@justiciere) just wanted to change the url in his profile information with a link to Instagramers when he received the notification here on the right side.

In the second case, our group of @IgersSoria (Instagramers Soria) has seen his account deleted just because they mentioned their Facebook Fan Page Web Domain in one of their comments.

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Until we discover was is happening, please:

- DO NOT CHANGE URL IN YOUR INSTAGRAM PROFILE INFORMATION.

- DO NOT INCLUDE COMMENTS WITH BIT.LY OR WEB DOMAINS URLS ON YOUR COMMENTS.

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IF YOU DO:

- You will have to justify it through completing this form

- YOu could lose all your pictures including your user name or nick.

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IF YOU WANT TO USE AN URL YOU HAVE TO ASK PERMISSION TO INSTAGRAM TEAM ACCCORDING TO RECENT NEW TERMS OF USE.

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“Instagram is a place where people can share beautiful photos of their lives, and when you engage in self-promotional behavior of any kind on Instagram it makes users who have shared that moment with you feel sad inside. This guideline includes repetitive comments, as well as service manipulation in order to self-promote, and extends to commercial spam comments, such as discount codes or URLs to websites. We ask that you keep your interactions on Instagram meaningful and genuine, and note that we are working on reducing comment spam”.

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We will keep you informed,

@philgonzalez

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We wonder if Instagram is fighting againts Spammers usingh urls on comments, but in our opinion these practices are highly aggressive againts users.

This is the mail you receive if you used urls and web domains on your comments:

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INSTAGRAM
NOV 01, 2012  |  01:33PM UTC
We have received your request. Note: if we are able to locate an account that was removed for violating our Terms of Service or Community Guidelines we will not respond.

User Deletion

If your Instagram account was deleted utilizing the secure Account Removal page there is no way to restore your account. You can create a new account with the email address formerly associated with your deleted account, but you will not be able to utilize the same username.

We suggest attempting to create a new account with the same email address in order to determine if your account was removed through the Account Removal page, which would have required knowledge of your password. We cannot restore your account, even if your account deletion was not authorized, and suggest you use a private and secure password going forward.

Instagram Disabled

If you have violated our Community Guidelines or Terms of Use on any account that you own your account is subject to removal and your access to Instagram may be revoked without warning. There are no exceptions to this policy.

We’d suggest that you review the Community Guidelines carefully along with the content posted to all accounts you have created. If you do not believe any of your accounts have violated our Guidelines or Terms you may refute your account’s status by completing this form.

It is important to note that if we are able to locate an account that was removed for violating our Terms or Guidelines we will not respond to your request.

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69 Comments

  1. Big difference between deleted and disabled – disabled accounts can easily be reactivated through instagram support

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    • how can i get the instagram support?
      i couldnt find them at all.
      tnx

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    • may i knw , why i could not load the location for instagram via samsung galaxy note II? pls email or reply me asap.thanking in advance

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    • Oh so there is a difference between disabled and deleted! So if you are disabled is there anychance they might take you back!

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    • how can i reactive my account

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  2. What a shame. So much for all my time and hard work trying to take better photos and tagging them. It will be all for nothing.

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  3. This is why I deleted my Instagram account when Facebook bought them.

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    • agree!!!

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  4. This is retarded. Links in the comments aren’t the issue here. O_o what are they doing? The hashtags are the problem. Clean those up or disable them all together.

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  5. This happened to me just now… I did not post any spammy comments, yet someone tagged me on a picture replying to a comment that I posted on their photo (which I know I did not) …. It was a spam message! Somehow I think some sort of spam bot is attached to my account and could potentially be posting spam messages on random photos on my behalf. I have been getting a lot of strange followers the past few days too, many from people who do not look like they are real profiles. If you look at their profiles it also has spam messages and links on some of them…

    Do I have an instagram virus or something jeopardizing my account? Is there any way to block whatever is posting spam on my behalf? if so is there a way to remove or stop this?

    appreciate an answer and thank you

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  6. That has happened to me to… I put in a referral link on my profile and my account was disabled straight away, for some reason, even thought I hae completed the form, it still hasn’t activated my account… :(

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  7. But I guess it will be fine when facebook starts trying to monetize all of the content. I was going to start up an account but decided against it now that facebook owns it. Too bad for the people that got dinged here. It must be very disheartening.

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  8. wow – I use IG to post photos of my life, but along with that, occasionally like to share a screenshot of a post I’ve written that I want to share with the people I know on IG. Amazing that they are trying to stop that.

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  9. I have a free webinar on a site that’s not mine. Now I have a domain name that I want to forward to the webinar and put the domain on my profile. Would Instagram delete my account because the domain name is masked??

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  10. My account just keeps spamming on peoples pictures and I have no idea how to stop it. Help! I don’t want to have to delete my account I just want it to be fixed so my profile doesn’t comment on pictures when I am not typing them.

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    • 1- change password
      2- revoke access of suspicious 3d-party apps from instagram.com

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  11. I just had my OG account deleted so I made a new one yesterday and today it was deleted too :(
    But I guess it was my own fault because both times I had my website’s URL in my Bio…but I swear in their TOS it only says about using URLs in your instagram name.

    I made a new account but if this one gets deleted as well, I’m done :'(

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  12. i had no url except my kik name and instatalk and my account cannot be log into from my phone any longer but can form other phones.. whats going on??

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  13. The third account I made (to make up for the last two that got deleted) was deleted today. I re-read the TOS a few times and as far as I can tell I was not violating any of their terms. I know the terms say they can delete any account at any time, for any reason….but why me when there are tons of fake accounts and accounts that constantly show up on the popular page with URLs and stolen photos? I’m writing them a complaint….I used to really love instagram :(

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  14. I WANT TO KNOW WHY I CAN’T LOG IN MY ACCOUNT. IF I DID SOMETHING IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN EMAIL OR IF THERE A PROBLEM WITH THE SERVER IT SHOULD BE EMAIL. NOT LEAVE PEOPLE IN THE DARK. CAN SOMEONE ANSWER MY QUESTION ??????

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  15. I have had over 4 pages deleted lost over 8,000 followers in a months time why does my page keep getting deleted os it because I have my Twitter page ib my bio the https ?

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  16. In my gallery,
    I have a few people following me that have similar tastes in music …etc.
    I wanted to share links to their band page or Facebook Group also
    also, I have pictures of friends and I wanted to add links to their bands (seeing as we get the pleasure of them in our photos).
    Is this also considered a breech of your terms??

    Thanks

    Bx

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  17. Hi how are you doing my account has been disabled and I don’t know why if I have posted something inappropriate I am willing to take it down emediately. Thank you

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  18. so my account got disabled while i was browsing through some pics.
    As far as i can see, i dont think i violated anything on the TOS, better yet, didnt post anything for a couple of days before being disabled. If anything, it shouldve happened while i posted something.
    and by the looks of it, im not the only one being disabled for no reason at all.
    this aint right at all

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  19. Weird, they say (If you have violated our Community Guidelines or Terms of Use on any account “THAT YOU OWN”) yet you don’t own it if you can’t control it! They need to change their wording IMHO.

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  20. hi. my brother logged in to his instagram on my phone and he was disabled because of sharing link. i logged out but i can’t loged in. my account was disabled too :( Can you help me?

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  21. Hi. Ok so my friend’s instagram was disabled and so I tried to log her in on my phone. It didn’t work but when I tried to log back in mine was disabled. I haven’t violated anything and now it won’t let me make a new instagram. Does anyone know why? Thanks

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  22. My Instagram app don’t let me login it say it disable but I can log in tru google please help me find a solution I don’t know what to do thank u

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  23. I just got this phone frm my cousin and it won’t allow me to make an Instagram because hers was disabled what does that have to do with me

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  24. Has anyone whose account was disabled have it reactivated??

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    • Sorry about that dear,
      We dont have any info at the moment from Instagram Team but it seems it could be or an hacker attack or bots and spams problem Instagram is fighting? My advice is to wait and see, hoping they will reestablish soon your account. In the mean time, I highly recommend people not to use URL domains in any comments, just in case!
      Instagram is deleting accounts that may be bots too.

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  25. my account has been disbaled twice now. All i do is post up pics of my art and yeh i had my website url in my bio, but they allow you to do it. I dont spam or use bots or any kind of programme to gain followers. Its funny how corporate instagram pages seem to have free range.

    I dont see how half the people on instagram who are essentially no bodys who have over 20k follwers seem to get away with it? when they clearly must use some kind of self promotion or programme to increase follwers.

    Instagram is not for the people

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    • Thanks for the info! I used your comment on @igers account by the way
      We dont have any info at the moment from Instagram Team but it seems it could be or an hacker attack or bots and spams problem Instagram is fighting? My advice is to wait and see, hoping they will reestablish soon your account. In the mean time, I highly recommend people not to use URL domains in any comments, just in case!
      Instagram is deleting accounts that may be bots too.

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  26. One of my accounts (I have a personal and one to post my hobby of painting nails) (the nail one) got disabled. I’ve heard disabled accounts can be retrieved. HOW? Instagrams website seems untouchable. Also, I believe it is because I didn’t have any photos through instagram’s camera. Is this true?

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    • Hi Sabrina, I think the IG camera reason is an hoax.
      We dont have any info at the moment from Instagram Team but it seems it could be or an hacker attack or bots and spams problem Instagram is fighting? My advice is to wait and see, hoping they will reestablish soon your account. In the mean time, I highly recommend people not to use URL domains in any comments, just in case!
      Instagram is deleting accounts that may be bots too.

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  27. my account was deleted what can i do to get it back or what do i do …….

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    • Thanks for your message. Sorry about the problem.
      We dont have any info at the moment from Instagram Team but it seems it could be or an hacker attack or bots and spams problem Instagram is fighting?

      My advice is to wait and see, hoping they will reestablish soon your account. If not, write them thru the blog.instagram.com

      In the mean time, I highly recommend people not to use URL domains in any comments, just in case!
      Instagram is deleting accounts that may be bots too.

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  28. my account was deleted today. heres what happened- I was posting a pictuer when suddenly it jumped back to the login page. I tried to log in a few times and it said that i needed internet connection. i finnaly tried again, and a red box on the top came up saying that my account was deleted and the instagram turms and condition page url came up. I cant log in, and from my personal account the account cant be found. All my friends are posting pictures of a black screen because they covered the screen of the instagram camera and posted it. I hope it works, because on my 2,000 account that got deleted, the last camera picture that we took was probably about a month ago. I think that my account was one of the first to be deleted, because at the time none of my friends knew that accounts were being deleted. i checked the instagram page on my computer and it says there’s no way to get it back- but i never did anything wrong or posted anything inapproriate. im just hoping they were wrong….. good luck users!!

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    • Thanks for the info!
      We dont have any info at the moment from Instagram Team but it seems it could be or an hacker attack or bots and spams problem Instagram is fighting? My advice is to wait and see, hoping they will reestablish soon your account. In the mean time, I highly recommend people not to use URL domains in any comments, just in case!
      Instagram is deleting accounts that may be bots too.

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  29. This just happened to me this evening,my account was disabled for no apparent reason. I post no pictures remotely close to going aginst their “guidelines”. I had been on it all day as usual. I locked my phone ( iphone ) sat it down,saw I was tagged in a post,then went to check it and my account was disabled for no reason. Having 1300+ pictures,and a few hundred followers,I was highly upset.

    Ive tried to email them explaining how irrate I am,because my pictures arent even remotely close to as bad ass other peoples ( pretty much naked pictures,weed,bongs,drug pictures ) yet mine was disabled for absolutely no reason.

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    • Hi Steven. really annoying yes.
      So sorry about this. We dont have any info at the moment from Instagram Team but it seems it could be or an hacker attack or bots and spams problem Instagram is fighting? My advice is to wait and see, hoping they will reestablish soon your account. In the mean time, I highly recommend people not to use URL domains in any comments, just in case!

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  30. My account was closed down last night while I was viewing pictures. No warning and as far as I know none of my photos should cause this. I had 200+ followers and was following the same. I’m not a happy bunny. :(

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  31. Hi Stephen,
    So sorry about this. We dont have any info at the moment from Instagram Team but it seems it could be or an hacker attack or bots and spams problem Instagram is fighting? My advice is to wait and see, hoping they will reestablish soon your account. In the mean time, I highly recommend people not to use URL domains in any comments, just in case!

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  32. I actually had emailed IG tech support,if thats what you want to call it. And expressed everything and that next morning my account was able to be used again. Regardless of all the bad rep I’ve heard about them being bad about emailing users back,they responded very quickly. Which I really appreciate.

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    • how did you contact them, I can’t find an email to do it

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  33. how can I get my instagram back when its been disable?

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    • I am experiencing the same problem now!! my instagram account i being disabled and i cant seem to be able to search for it as well!! can you help me??

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  34. my account become disabled within the last two days. I violated no pictures with nudity, excessive sexual content, or disrespectful photos. now it seems im restricted from even creating another account. I really enjoy IG and would like to know if i can have a reason why my account was deleted and hopefully restored because i feel i did nothing wrong.. My username was A_smoothj. please email me and let me know

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    • I´m sorry but we can´t help you :-( it depends on Instagram team.. so sorry about that.

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  35. my instagram has been deleted for around 1 week plus already, and i have not violated any terms of service. please look into this matter. But i have already created a new account.

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    • I´m sorry but we can´t help you :-( it depends on Instagram team.. so sorry about that.

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  36. I want to know why my account was diabled.. I didn’t post any inappropriate pictures and how do I get it back?

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  37. I´m sorry but we can´t help you it depends on Instagram team.. so sorry about that. :-(

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  38. Hey, My account just got disabled for no reason yesterday. I’ve read all of their guidelines and terms and I have not done anything wrong! I only post pictures of myself and my pets. I do not spam, harass, bot, or do any of that. It took forever to build the amount of followers I have and some of my pictures are instagram exclusive and I can’t get them back! I used a domain on my profile for fun. It was a game called runescape. I tried emailing them but they sent me that automated email you had up there. When they say “if we are able to locate an account that was removed for violating our Terms of Service or Community Guidelines we will not respond.” does that mean that they won’t even look into my account and my account is gone for sure? This is a crisis! Please help me if you can :(

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  39. I tried logging in to my account but a box saying “Your account was disabled due to the Terms Of Service being violated” popped up. I re-read over the TOS a few times and I didn’t do anything to violate them. Instagram used to be great! Whats going on?

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  40. This article is really good, which contains a lot of useful information, where I learned a lot. and some imformation is significative for me. Thank you very much for your generous sharing.

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  41. My instagram was disabled without any of above reasons or violating any rules. My friends can still see my account yet I can’t login. It tells me that I am disabled and I did nothing for that. The stupid application of instagram has no way to contact them or send them email. Can someone help please ?

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  42. I have a restricted link in my bio on instagram and it’s not letting me do anything unless I change it or take it out. One issue; it’s not letting me change it or take it out. What do I do?!

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  43. My account has been disabled too 10 days ago for no reason at all. What to do?? HUHUHUHU

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  44. My account was deleted for no reason

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  45. Is it a Serrano amount of people that u can follow a day disk what’s goin on

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  46. Hi, my instagram account shows “oops this account is private instagram” in the web views sites.
    I can’t log in now in any web views sites from my instagram account. Please can you say what’s wrong with my account?
    Regards

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  47. So i was liking some pics an suddenly a message came up that i need to verify my account and so they ask for my phone # wich i send (or keep sending all day for 2 weeks now) and i get no text with the code, so i contact the co owner cos i have seen that he actually help some people, but he just ignore me, he answere everybody but me, i just want to know why i dont get the message, if is an error the are working on or is just my account freeze, and if it is then why they dont just delete it?? I rather that they delete it if i cant use it, but i get no help…i hope u answere me or something is really fucked up to keep people like this. Thanks

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  48. Forget instagram because my account got deleted so I made another one and it got deleted in less than a minute of me making it then my third one got deleted today so I don’t care for instagram and im giving it a bad rating in the app store.Im pissed and disappointed in instagram.

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  49. Hello, my name is Michelle, I have 3 Instagram profiles @michellelarae , @mimilearnstocoupon and @reverenttattoo . I have been disabled for a reason unknown to me. I have never violated terms of use. I am a mother of 4 and have posted nearly 700 photos of my children that I will never get back. Please tell me what I have done to be disabled and what I can do to get back to my accounts? As of this moment I can’t use Instagram from my phone for any account and my husband says that if he searches my name my profile no longer exists… We get 95 % of my tattoo shops business from ig and I’m so greatful for this app. Please help?

    ❤️Mimi

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