Recently Instagram warned users that they will penalize accounts that use apps that “artificially grow their audience”. But what does that really mean? And are services like ours still safe in light of this news from Instagram?
First, the answer is YES, our service is still safe and is not being targeted by Instagram.
Instagram is targeting the problem of FAKE likes and follows. That means likes and follows that come from completely fake accounts and are usually purchased in bulk from various websites. Though their wording makes it sound like they may be targeting any type of activity boosting service such as Liked Lab, we can confirm that is not the case.
Our service simply increases the activity of your Instagram account in a completely organic and natural way. It’s as if you spent hours a day clicking around Instagram liking and following various accounts.
We have always told our users to NEVER purchase fake likes and follows. It reduces your engagement rate and the potential reach of your account. And now with this news from Instagram it’s even more critical to never purchase fake followers and likes.
But with Liked Lab, all your new followers are real people that chose to follow your account. All Liked Lab did was put your account on their radar. There is nothing fake about it.
So don’t worry, you are safe with Liked Lab. Keep posting great content with good hashtags and your account will keep growing and growing.
Here is the press release from Instagram:
We’re taking a number of steps to limit this kind of unwelcome behavior. Accounts we identify using these services will receive an in-app message alerting them that we have removed the inauthentic likes, follows and comments given by their account to others. We will also ask them to secure their account by changing their password. People who use these types of apps share their username and password, and their accounts are sometimes used by third-party apps for inauthentic likes, follows and comments. Not only does this introduce bad behavior into the Instagram community, it also makes these accounts less secure.
We also know some people may have unknowingly shared their login credentials with a third-party app. If you receive an in-app message, simply change your password to revoke their access to your account. These new measures will be ongoing, and accounts that continue to use third-party apps to grow their audience may see their Instagram experience impacted.
Since the early days of Instagram, we have auto-detected and removed fake accounts to protect our community. Today’s update is just another step in keeping Instagram a vibrant community where people connect and share in authentic ways. We’ll have more updates in the coming weeks on additional measures we’re taking to tackle inauthentic activity on Instagram.