I’ve had two accounts affected. One since the 8th. One on the 15th. The one that was affected on the 15th, I stopped the Follow Tool immediately, kept it off for 1-2 days while running other tools on low settings, and it’s now following normally again.
The one that was affected on the 12th, I didn’t notice until several days later, and due to an issue with Jarvee, the Follow Tool was repeatedly trying to follow despite the IG API returning Action Block notifications. This should not happen - the tool should skip to the next operation cycle according to the user defined x-y delay between operations.
I’m on mobile proxies, so this would be like my client clicking on follow, receiving the Action Block notification, clicking on follow, receiving the Action Block notification, and so on, for hours and hours, then days. Every 20 seconds. I expect that at some point, the API’s going to shut you off (by whatever means).
I’ve stopped the follow tool for days, but the block is still present. On the 12th, as reported by others in this forum, this account auto-followed 3 users in between Action Block notifications. But then the block persisted. I’ve changed the mobile proxy, but have not reset the device IDs.
As I said in a previous thread, I believe that it could be the Follow Tool bombarding the API after the Action Blocks first appeared that may be responsible for this longer - or permanent - block. I saved my second affected account from this by stopping the tool soon after the Action Blocks notifications appeared.
Note: I auto import manual follows into the Unfollow Tool, and I can see my client has some successful follow activity since the 8th. I was also able to manually follow via the EB after I changed the proxy, but since running the Follow Tool again and experiencing more Action Blocks (while the follow tool was still bombarding the API), I now cannot manually follow via the EB.
The issue with the Follow Tool being stuck in the same operational cycle and bombarding the API after an Action Block will be fixed after the next update. If not today, I expect this’ll be due within the next few days.
But how to resolve this follow block on my one semi-permanently affected account? I have no idea, it’s been 10 days now. But I’m now going to create a new profile in MP, copy everything across, change the proxy and rest the account (all tools) for days.