Instagram Purges Fake Followers Acquired Through Third-Party Apps

Instagram Is Purging Fake Followers Obtained Through Third-Party Apps

Instagram Is Purging Fake Followers Obtained Through Third-Party Apps

Not all of those come from real people, however, and Instagram has had enough with users' shenanigans and is putting an end to it, a recent blog post informs us.

"Recently, we've seen accounts use third-party apps to artificially grow their audience", Instagram said in a blog post. The site states it's their "responsibility to ensure these experiences aren't disrupted by inauthentic activity". "This type of behavior is bad for the community, and third-party apps that generate inauthentic likes, follows and comments violate our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use".

You are likely to lose followers and likes on your Instagram account, after the Facebook owned photo-sharing platform announced plans to boot fake followers, likes, and comments.

Instagram is cracking down on fake accounts.

The company is expected to announce more measure to combat fake activity soon.

Instagram launched a new crackdown on users who inflate their follower counts and engagement metrics using unauthorized third-party apps.

Instagram is now taking action against such abuse by removing all inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts employing third-party apps used to boost the account's popularity.

The platform has already started removing activity via machine learning tools that help to identify the targeted accounts. Instagram has also warned that the experience for some users could change after this reset.

"Since the early days of Instagram, we have auto-detected and removed fake accounts to protect our community", Instagram says. Now is the time to keep an eye on your favorite Instagram accounts to see if they'll get a sudden drop in followers, exposing their wretched ways!

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