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Should You Use Instagram Bots? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Instagram Automation

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There are more and more Instagram bots appearing out there and most of us may feel like they are just what we need to grow our Instagram page, get more followers, likes, and comments.

However, people still ask themselves if they should be using an Instagram like bot or any other forms of Instagram automation, as the platform’s Terms and Regulations don’t take such actions lightly.


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Therefore, in today’s article, we’ll show you everything you need to know about Instagram automation and maybe even answer the question that seems to be on everyone’s mind – Should you use Instagram bots?

What are Instagram bots?

An Instagram bot is a piece of software that puts the word automation next to Instagram. They are designed to perform almost all of the tasks that you can manually perform on the platform.

Obviously, many users end up relying on such bots because they do not have all the time that they need in order to handle everything that’s happening on Instagram, especially if they are extremely popular.

For example, we are all aware of the fact that, when an Instagrammer gets popular, they stop engaging and interacting that much with their audience.

But, when an Instagram bot is turned one, the users can auto-follow, follow-back, unfollow, auto-like, auto-comment, and delete posts as well. Moreover, such bots even deal with Instagram hashtags, helping you set a series of hashtags that you want under every one of your posts.

However, most of these bots violate Instagram’s Terms of Use.

Instagram Bots Come with Risks

As stated in the Terms of Use, users should not access the platform’s private API by any other means than those allowed by Instagram. Looking into the API Terms of Instagram, they state that apps used with Instagram, and which access its API, must not, for example, enable a user or a business to take more than one action at a time.

Moreover, these terms also state that the comments you write on posts must be tailored in a unique manner for each person. Posting unauthorized commercial communication/ spam on Instagram is not allowed.

Therefore, using an Instagram bot might get you in trouble if the software breaks any of the rules mentioned above. This is why, if you still think of using one, it is recommended that you take its features lightly, and don’t use them all at once.

Also, keep in mind that Instagram is actively working at fixing the issue of Instagram bots – for example, if you are found to be using one, your posts might not be displayed with your desired hashtags or displayed at all.

Basic Alternatives

Given the fact that more and more people get banned because they were using Instagram bots, they started to look for alternatives to such software. However, an alternative that does the same job is hard to find.

Thus, people begun to realize that speed is not everything and that, at times, they have to do all the work themselves. On the other hand, some rely on virtual assistants and freelancers for this kind of work.

The Bottom Line

While automation is an amazing concept, it seems that its time has not come yet. However, in the near future, we can expect to see bots that don’t violate Instagram’s Terms of Use and that can be safely used to grow our profile.

Until then, the safe and moderate use of these bots is recommended.

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