Like everything else in life, Instagram has limits too. Just like you should know your personal limits, as a wise Instagrammer, you should know Instagram’s limits as well. Here are Instagram’s limits you should be aware of.
FOLLOW / UNFOLLOW LIMIT
Instagram limits how many people you can follow within a specific period. You will receive a message telling you the limit has been reached if you follow too many people within an hour or even a day. Based on our account management experience, Instagram only allows you to follow / unfollow 160 people per hour.
To help lessen spam, Instagram does not allow users to follow more than 7,500 accounts. Any individual who tries to follow more than 7,500 people will receive an error message. This limit does not rely on a follower to following ratio but instead is a hard limit for all accounts established after the limit was instituted.
@ MENTIONS LIMIT IN A SINGLE COMMENT
Instagram does not let you include more than 5 @ mentions in a single comment.
Hashtags are necessary when you want to reach more people with your posts. Currently, you can use up to 30 hashtags in a comment. An error will occur if you add more than 30 hashtags in a comment and it will not upload.
If you have a new Instagram account, you must not add too many images to your account. Your account might get blocked because of suspicious behavior. It is better to limit your photo uploads to 2-3 images per day. For older accounts, uploading 9-12 images per day would be the normal range.
Instagram does not have a guideline on the limit of likes that you can do. But others say that you can do up to 350 likes per hour. If you exceed that limit, you might get locked up. Just to be safe, stay under 300 likes per hour. However, do not worry because you will probably not reach that limit unless you are using an automated tool.
When filling up your bio, there is a limit on how many characters you can use. The limit is 150 characters. So choose wisely on how you want to describe yourself.
POST, CAPTION AND COMMENT CHARACTER LIMIT
The length of your post and comment is limited to 2,200 characters. Instagram recommends adding a caption of 125 characters or fewer if you want the entire caption to be displayed in your feed. Only the first three lines of a caption will be displayed. If your caption exceeds more than three lines, users must click more to see the full caption.
INSTAGRAM USERNAME LIMIT
An Instagram username is limited to 30 characters. It must contain only letters, numbers, and underscores for it to be valid.
LIMITS ON NEW ACCOUNTS
You should remember these in the event that you don’t know that Instagram regards your record as a believed one, or on the off chance that you need to secure your record from getting obstructed to the full.
The activities interim for the initial 12-20 days is 36-48 seconds. As far as possible for a wide range of activities (take after, unfollow, as) is 500 like clockwork. The best system for new records is to distribute 2 or 3 pictures and let the record settle in for 2 or 3 weeks.
You can post up to 100 stories (which includes clips/videos/images) at one time. There is no limit to the stories in a day. So for example, if you have 100 stories live and then 1 of them expires leaving you with 99 active stories, you are now free to add 1 new story.
DIRECT MESSAGE LIMITS
There is not a straight answer to this. It all depends if Instagram feels you are spamming people, such as sending the same message in a very short amount of time to many people. Generally, trusted accounts can send between 50–100 DMs per day, which depend on what they are sending and to who (such as followers or non-followers). If people are declining your DMs or marking them as spam, you will probably get blocked for a while from sending more DMs.
GROUP MESSAGE LIMIT
Group messages with Instagram Direct can include up to 32 people according to Instagram.
ABUSING INSTAGRAM RULES
Slight mishandle of these guidelines won’t get your record blocked, however, all activities get summed up, and if at a specific period a basic measure of such activities heaps up, it will prompt your page being restricted or penalized.
There are measurements for the significance of the rules. One is intellectual property, for example, photos taken by other people, the measure is 12 references. Another is comments like spams wherein it is measured at 4 references. Then for mass liking, the measurement is 1 reference and for mass following also 1 reference.
Changing of IP address frequently in situations when you sign into the record from various administrations that utilization distinctive IPs to associate. Using different gadgets to log in. Instagram monitors logging gadgets, and exchanging between them time and again amid a brief timeframe may get your record obstructed until the point when your conditions are cleared up.
Buying an account from an unconscientious dealer who had enlisted and topped off several pages from one IP gives you high odds of getting this record prohibited. You ought to abstain from making accounts with computerized gadgets, scripts, serial adders, and other unsanctioned gadgets.
ACTIVITIES FORBIDDEN BY INSTAGRAM
Instagram forbids spamming comments. This class of taboo exercises incorporates utilizing the self-promotion benefit, rehashed comments, remarks with business spam, for example, site URLs and promo codes. Instagram can solidify your post’s hashtag ordering on the off chance that you distribute a few pictures in a steady progression with one and a similar arrangement of hashtags. You can disclose to it’s transpired when your pictures are getting distributed without a depiction or with non-working hashtags.
A sudden increase in followers would alert Instagram about your account. An exceptional and fast increment in adherents puts Instagram calculations on the monitor and for all intents and purposes dependably brings about the obstructing of your record. Also, a fast increment in likes doesn’t go unnoticed by the calculations and close around having the record blocked.
Photographs were taken by other individuals and individuals in the photographs. Distributing the materials replicated from the Internet and distributing the photographs of other individuals is illegal. The records that do that can be hindered at any minute. Pages get restricted for distributing messages, the government managed savings numbers, charge card, identification and driver’s permit data, and versatile numbers that have a place with you or someone else.
You shouldn’t distribute one and a similar picture in a few records at one and a similar time. This can get every one of the records restricted, despite the fact that each of them is utilizing its own IP-address. In case you’re making a brand page for an association or some other corporate substance, for this situation, Instagram will expect you to give verification you’re qualified for this sort of action.