Ghosted by Instagram

So I’m still very disgruntled that I’ve been ghosted by Instagram.

It’s been 3 weeks now since they’ve deactivated my account without warning. And they won’t respond to any of my attempts to reach them. At this point, I’ve sent them dozens each of emails, forms, and selfie-confirmations, and it doesn’t matter.

What makes me even MORE disgruntled about this whole entire experience, is when I see who actually DOES have an active, lively, and bustling Instagram account.

For example, obvious scammers are all over the place! Like, they don’t even TRY to hide it. C’mon, everyone’s literally “winning” free iPhones multiple times everyday and this is obviously a scam but Instagram isn’t stopping them.

But Instagram stopped ME. And I wasn’t scamming anyone!

Ghosted by Instagram
Ghosted by Instagram / Image Source: Pepper V.

Another thing that bugs me about Instagram is that they literally have hackers all over the place. Announce on any social media that your Instagram was deactivated without warning and every single hacker out there will reach out to you and try to use your moment of despair and desperation to reveal to them your username/password combos.

You can search for them quite easily on Instagram too. Just search for “hackers” or even #hackers and you have millions to choose from. They advertise themselves quite well. And Instagram isn’t stopping them either.

But Instagram stopped ME.

And another thing! So I manage my daughter’s Instagram account just so I can post her cute pictures and life updates, etc. And 10% of my daughter’s new followers on a DAILY BASIS are older men with 0 photos and THOUSANDS of other children they are following. Of course I block them and report them and don’t allow any interaction with my daughter. But they truly are following thousands of other children. That is not an exaggeration.

So my big public service announcement for all parents out there – make sure to manage or at lease monitor EVERYDAY your children’s Instagram account. This is incredibly important. Because Instagram isn’t stopping older men from interacting with your children.

Instagram is busy stopping ME instead.

Can you tell that I am disgruntled?

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14 Replies to “Ghosted by Instagram”

  1. What exactly did you do to piss Instagram off? (Sarcasm….know you didn’t do anything wrong) Perhaps this is a sign from the universe to quit this platform, or maybe take a break from it 🤔

    Newer accounts are at risk of being ghosted. If your account was >5 years old, it’s less likely to be ghosted or shadow banned. I only know this because I read a ot of Reddit forums.

    It amazes me how many bot accounts exist on IG. I’m sorry that you’re dealing with all of this stress. My solution is to give up IG and find a better, more reliable platform even if this isn’t the answer you’re looking for. Af the end of the day, you have your blog and that is something you own. We don’t own our IG accounts.

    1. Thank you, you are awesome and you are so right! I’ve heard it before – that self-hosted blogs and email lists are the only thing you truly “own”. It never really hit home until now. But I totally get it now. 100%.

  2. I can tell you’re disgruntled and rightly so – I have no idea why they do this to people like you and let the abusers just walk all over it unhindered.

  3. Hmm never heard of Insta themselves ghosting ppl but what do I know? I am not on social media.. my husband recently got a new phone so he “gave” his old phone to our 3yo daughter and used a TextNow # for her so she can call me, her dad, her aunties when she’s at home on WiFi… she likes to play puzzles and such on the phone but that’s pretty much it… Social media is a whole other beast for children these days…

    1. Lol “ghosting” probably isn’t the best word for it, but it kinda feels like Insta was my boyfriend who dumped me out of the blue, then blocked my number and I’m obsessed bc of ZERO closure. Aw, that’s super cute your daughter can text you all now. I love stuff like that. :)

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