Feedback Required [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] 2/7/2019


There is currently no known, Permanent fix for the follow blocks, What we do have is information on when to expect them to go away.

The info below is self-researched and to be taken as speculation.


Right now Instagram is doing a wave of what they call "INTERVENTIONS" - These are two (or more) waves worth of Characterizing actions, Flagging Actions, and then applying limitations on flagged profiles, In short they will pick a time to look for automation, Flag it and then block it.


They do this in two waves, consisting of a narrow audience in the form of alerts, popups and removal of followers and likes - This stage generally lasts 6 weeks, This is then follows up by targeting a broad audience in the way of Blocks and limitations over a two week period, These can be shorter or longer depending on how they choose to approach this. 


We have noticed in May more users receiving alerts from Instagram in regards to the activity of buying followers and likes and warning users who buy or sell followers to stop, This would be our first Narrow wave - The start date is assumed to be between the 9th and 26th of May, 6 weeks of this and they have begun their second wave of a broad audience targeting (Blocking) anyone using automation, Our current assumption is that we're a week into these blocks and they're expected to last another week, For good measure we're providing the date August 1st as a date that these waves should stop.


What this means for you

If you're a current monthly/Yearly client please reach out to chat to have time added to your account.

This seems to be effecting only Follow actions but may extend to Likes and comments on some accounts - if this is the case please follow the below steps.

We will not be providing refunds due to the nature of our software, Only additional time.

This is currently effecting all automation platforms - We will be doing a dedicated blog post to break down the full process Instagram goes through to Detect and block actions.


And remember Blocks do not mean bans, Below is a direct quote from Instagram proving that these blocks are not to punish end-users but to disrupt automation tools.


 "While Instagram is in a position to identify all AAS customer accounts, blocking these accounts is not a desirable outcome since Instagram users still use them to initiate      legitimate actions that should not be blocked (even while they are also enrolled in an AAS) " - Section 6 - Following Their Footsteps: Characterizing Account Automation Abuse and Defenses



(AAS = Account Automation Services) 





Over the past few days/weeks you may have been getting an error labeled as "Feedback Required", Here is some info below to help you troubleshoot this.



BEFORE YOU CONTINUE READING - STOP ALL YOUR ACTIONS RIGHT NOW IF YOU'VE HAD THE ERROR. 



Occasions this will happen:


TOO MANY ACTIONS

Instagram has recently adjusted the acceptable actions per month - This is currently rumored to be at 6000 follows per 30 days, This works out to 200/Day - This is currently being tested and the actual number can vary significantly based on trust factor and account age.


ACCOUNT NOT WARMED UP 

We have recently limited how you can use boost - Fresh accounts must wait 3 days before being allowed to start automation - as a result our trial period has increased from 7 days to 14.


DEVICE ID NEEDS TO BE RESET

The session and Device ID may need to be reset. To do this go to Accounts, Press the three vertical circles on the upper right corner of your Instagram profiles slot and go to edit, Copy the proxy and go back a page, Under the same 3 dots now press delete. THIS WILL REMOVE ALL YOUR SETTINGS AND SCHEDULED POSTS


Now re-add the account and paste the SAME proxy as you have copied

THIS WILL REMOVE ALL YOUR SETTINGS AND SCHEDULED POSTS


Rest for 3 days and try again.


PROXY LOCATION MIS-MATCHED

We use Primarily U.S.A Based proxies - These will generally work for most people but if  you are located anywhere else in the world this can cause Feedback_Required issues - Reach out to live chat for info on how we can organise a local one.


MOBILE PROXY

In rare situations the above may not help, In this case our final solution is to move you to a Mobile proxy - These have a higher trust factor and may help some accounts - Reach out to live chat.