Basically, An action block is used to punish Instagram users who violate their guidelines. When a user account is blocked, he or she won’t be able to perform a basic task such as liking, commenting, or following.
What does Action Blocked Mean?
There are users who attempt to grow their followers extremely quick by following and unfollowing loads of users, and unreasonably commenting on various posts in a short period. These activities misuse the Instagram system. In other words, to secure the application and its community, Instagram finds and blocks accounts that are engaged in spammy behavior.
In This article, I have referenced that there are 3 different types of action blocks. Depending on the type of action block you’ve received you will know if you are going to be able to fix it using some of the methods I’m going to mention later or you have to just wait it out.
I have made a YouTube video covering this already, but since some people like to gain information and learn by reading instead of watching videos, I have chosen to compose a blog entry also, which is basically a transcript of this video.
1. Temporary action block:
This one is usually the most common and expires pretty fast from several hours to 24h. Methods I’m going to mention later work pretty well with this type of action block.
2. Action block with an expiration date:
This one has the time stamp saying when exactly it’s going to expire. Methods I’m going to mention later usually have pretty low success rate with this type of action blocks and your best bet is to wait it out. Sometimes however it can be fixed, but in general, it’s pretty rare.
3. Action block without an expiration date:
This one is usually the worst, since it doesn’t have an expiration date and can last from several hours to two weeks. Some of the fixing methods usually work with this one, which is great since if you just wait it out you can lose up to two weeks. These are the ones that don’t have an expiration date and most annoying ones, but most of the time they can be fixed.
Instagram Block Update
I have officially been unblocked since february 5, 2020. I was blocked for almost 15 days! This is extremely long in the Instagram world. It doesn’t have to be this long for you though. Here is what I learnt during my block: if you experience a severe block like I did and none of the above methods fix it, leave your account alone for 5-7 days! It sounds harsh but it could have spared me 10 days of blockage. Instead of seeing if I was unblocked after every expiration, I should have left my account alone for 7 days sooner. I tried taking a 3 day break first before doing a 7 day break and wished that I didn’t waste those 3 days.
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