How to Know if You Are Permanently Banned on Instagram

As Instagram continues to grow, both in user numbers and in the diversity of features and integrated tools, so too…

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As Instagram continues to grow, both in user numbers and in the diversity of features and integrated tools, so too does its rigorous approach to app safety and to the regulations that keep users safe and well supported when using the app.

A ban on Instagram means that you have violated one of the conditions of use or underlying regulations.

There are different types of ban in place, some of which are temporary and more minor (i.e., having comments removed or finding yourself temporarily blocked from the app).

Meanwhile, a more permanent ban will be put in place as a response to a more serious violation. Some examples include impersonating another user on Instagram, engaging in spam activity, or breaking multiple guidelines such as sending hate speech and harassing other users.

In this article, we’re sharing the signs of a permanent ban, so that you know whether your account will be restored to full use or not.

5 Signs of a Permanent Ban

  1. If you are unable to log into Instagram using your normal credentials, then the chances are that you have been locked out and your account has been disabled.
  2. Instagram sends you an email notifying you that your account has been deleted.
  3. A search for your username brings up no results.
  4. The standard account recovery process is blocked or does not work for your account.
  5. Instagram support team does not respond to your enquiries or request for account access.

All five of these signs may indicate that your account has been locked or banned completely, with permanent effect.

If this is the case and you are wondering what to do next, our advice is to review the community guidelines to try and determine where the issue lies and contact Instagram support to see if they will accept an appeal.

Worst case scenario, you may need to look at creating a new account!