What is Instagram automation?
Instagram automation does repetitive, tedious tasks for you.
Saving time is Gold Nitro's main benefit to you, so you can focus on your content, your business, or your brand.
Instagram "bots" (short for robots) typically automate likes, follows, unfollows, and comments,
while other Instagram automation may automatically post for you on a schedule.
Does Instagram automation risk my account being banned, frozen, disabled, or deactivated?
Yes! All Instagram automation, whether it's scheduled posts or liking photos,
risks your account becoming unusable or inaccessible due to bans, freezes, or deactivation (permanently disabled).
This is not only a risk of Gold Nitro, but all tools that automate actions on Instagram.
Instagram provides very limited means of performing automation and they want all actions,
likes or posts, to be performed via the Instagram app.
Disclaimer: this is not legal advice. The short answer is probably, yes. Using a team of people,
such as a marketing department of your company, or 3rd party "automation" services that are (supposedly)
Instagram generally turns a blind eye to all the celebrities and Instafamous users
who have marketing teams working round the clock to post for them,
but they may take action against smaller accounts.
Any site that uses your Instagram username and password,
without sending you to instagram.com itself to login and grant app permissions,
regardless of whether there are humans or "robots" doing the work.
How do I know if my Instagram account was disabled?
You'll receive an error on login to Instagram, such as, "The username you entered doesn't belong to an account,"
or, "There was a problem logging you into Instagram," or, "Your account has been disabled for violating our terms."
What's an Instagram shadowban?
If an Instagram account is "shadowbanned," your content will not appear on the hashtags you mention in your posts.
You can check if you're shadowbanned by browsing the less frequently used hashtags
that you have on your post and looking for whether your post appears.
What are bots and ghosts and why should I avoid interacting with them on Instagram?
A bot, short for robot, is a computer system that automates actions for humans, such as likes on Instagram.
Bots who follow you on Instagram are very low value, since they'll never visit your shop, buy your product, or truly enjoy your content.
Have you ever seen one of your posts commented on by a couple dozen Instagrammers immediately after you post,
with meaningless comments like, "best photo today," or "the best of the best," or "#instagood"?
These are dead giveaways that they're bot accounts.
A ghost is a new account created by a real human that is abandoned after only a dozen or so posts.
Ghost accounts are usually created by large teams of low-wage humans.
There are sites that sell "followers," guaranteeing you a certain number of followers,
and ghosts are a common way to do so.
Ghosts are the lowest quality followers, since they'll stop being on Instagram shortly after they start.
What's an Instagram account challenge?
An Instagram account challenge requires you to verify your email address,
phone number, or link your Facebook account to verify your identity.
This will happen if you are too active on a new account too soon.
Why are you telling me all of this?
We want to be clear about the risks of Instagram automation
so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to use it.