Some of you have been asking what happened to my Beauty Cooks Kisses business account at Instagram. This is a good question because I do not understand why my account was deactivated. However, I read that they tightened their security during this pandemic, which may have caused this problem. If you’re curious what happened to me due to the new 2021 Instagram bots, read on because it can just as easily happen to you or your business account.
I logged in and out of Instagram after I lost power when I saw a strange screen appear that I went back to and a pop up. I was suspicious so I signed out. After all, I had to change my password at least eight times in the last two months.
I logged back in probably too quickly because there was another pop up but it was an Instagram login screen. This didn’t feel right that this pop up was Instagram. Therefore, I logged out again.
The next time that I logged back in, there was a new message that I logged out too quickly. Instagram had a screen that said they would send a text message. Once they received it to confirm my identity, then my account would be restored in 24 hours.
I sent back the text message, but to my utter shock found that my account was deactivated. For what reason, I could not imagine. I clicked the link to explain they made a mistake. Try to do that readers. You get a message that the bots sends back that requires proof such as domain ownership or a utility bill and a photo of you holding that text number along with name and Instagram account. Your hands must be visible and not block your face. Ha, ha, ha. No one that is human bothers explaining why this happened because your account is still deactivated. Why even ask for proof then?
There must be a bug in Instagram programming or my account was hacked. But the beauty of this is apparently, no humans are involved in these social platforms like Instagram anymore, only bots. A computer program doesn’t care if their bots hurt your business. The government gets hacked all the time so Instagram could be just as vulnerable and yet you can’t reach out to even pass that on.
I tried several different times through other links that I found to explain this unfair deactivation, but my guess is that the bots automatically kept my account name from going further now that it is on the bad list. In fact, you won’t even be able to make another account with a similar name. You are just doomed.
What I am saying is that I did not violate any Instagram rules. Readers and my followers know what I post basically things from my blog. However, Instagram bots now are in charge of your fate it seems. If this deactivation of my business account happened to me, you could just as easily be next.