Your account may have been disabled by mistake.
Did you wake up with a suspended Instagram account in the last 24 hours? If so, it’s not just you. Today, we are seeing a massive increase in reports all over twitter of people saying their Instagram was suspended. Here’s what we know and what you can do about it.
Currently, it appears that Instagram is suspending users en masse, but we’re not entirely sure why. When Instagram account suspensions or deactivations happen, there’s not always a clear reason. Sometimes the screenshot will mention the terms of service violation. Other times, users are left out. Rumors are flying that this could be some kind of bug or bug.
Thousands of new reports surfaced on Twitter this morning, with people confused as to what is going on. A quick look at DownDetector shows a huge increase in reports that Instagram is down, has account issues, or is not accessible to users.
As of October 31, we are seeing a high volume of complaints about an Instagram outage. Considering that there is no easy way to contact the company, most users have nowhere to turn. I received a similar notice yesterday, but was able to get my account back quickly. Unfortunately, that may not be the case for everyone, especially with the number of suspensions we’re seeing this morning.
If you received a notice that your Instagram was suspended today, you may even have a pop-up allowing you to appeal the decision. If so, go ahead and fill out the form.
As you can see from the screenshots above, you will not be able to access your Instagram account. However, some users can verify with a phone number or email, enter a code, and submit a claim to recover the account. While this is still a developing story, Instagram confirmed on twitter What are they “Aware that some of you are having trouble accessing your Instagram account. We are looking into it and apologize for the inconvenience.”
Even if Instagram manages to fix the issue, we anticipate that thousands of users will be unable to access accounts for the foreseeable future. If so, you can fill out this appeal form to get a quicker response from Instagram’s internal team.
If you can log in, you may also notice a drop in your follower count, as many of your followers have likely been suspended this morning. Again, we’re not entirely sure what’s going on right now, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for more details.