Instagram is a widely used social media platform these days. It is mostly used by teenagers, content creators, and business brands trying to promote and accelerate their products. While people have the authority to post anything on their account, Instagram has its own strict rules and policies and a code of conduct that all users need to abide by in order to have their account sustained on the Instagram platform.
There are many instances where accounts are banned, or posts are banned. This might happen because the user did not abide by the policies and the code of conduct presented by Instagram, or the other users found the post violating Instagram rules and reported it. This often happens if the brands try to destroy or lower their competition by reporting their competitors’ Instagram pages, or it simply might be a friend trying to bring down your account by falsely reporting you.
But the good thing is that no account or post is taken down based on the number of reports and the number of people trying to bring it down. A proper Instagram team is allotted to view and research if the reports are really valid, and if they are valid, then the account is banned or the post is taken down. But, if the reports are invalid, no action will be taken against the account.
Have you ever been in such a position where you got a notification from Instagram stating that your post or your account has been reported? If yes, stick around until the article’s end to know the possible reasons and how you can avoid being reported on Instagram.
But, before that, you need to know that you cannot directly ask Instagram about who reported you, but there are some ways you can try to find out for yourself, which will be discussed below.
With that, let’s get into the details below!
Check Your Inbox
The first and foremost step you need to take is to check your inbox to see if it has any messages or notifications regarding any post or story you might have posted that would be a reason for someone to report you on Instagram.
Many times, you might have posted something that people did not approve of, or it might have caused people to report on Instagram because they had different views or the content was simply inappropriate to put up on Instagram.
If you can figure out from your inbox messages, you will have clarity about what went wrong. You can also take whatever appropriate actions are if you find that you’ve made some mistake.
Check Your Comments
If your Instagram post was somehow offensive or not abiding by the rules set by Instagram, there are chances that your account might have been reported by multiple users or the post might have been reported. In this case, you need to check your Instagram comments by heading to your profile, checking the most recent post, and then opening the comment section.
If there are comments that indicate the unsupportiveness of other Instagram users, then there is a good chance that they might have been the ones who reported your Instagram post. Try to clear out any misunderstandings or if the post is really not abiding by the rules mentioned by Instagram, take it down before it causes any further problems.
Check Your Recent Activity Tab
Any activity that happens on your Instagram account is shown on the recent activity tab. From there, you can monitor if anyone has constantly commented, liked, or mentioned you in posts. If there are any signs, you’ll be able to see them there.
Your recent activity tab lets you easily know if any more of your posts are reported by Instagram. You will get a notification there. Keep refreshing it and see if you find anything there.
Review Your Followers
Suppose you have a private account with a few followers. In that case, it will be very easy for you to review all of your followers and see if there is anyone inappropriate or you feel might be responsible for the reporting of your posts and account. Your account can be reported by users who don’t follow you, but if any of your posts have been reported, it might be one of those few people or more than one.
Suppose you have an open account with multiple followers. In that case, this task will be a little bit difficult for you to do, but still, make sure that you take out the time and make an effort to review your followers because there’s a high chance that you might get a clue from there about who that might be or else you will need to use other methods too.