I’m managing 5 accounts on my phone, all of them created on the same device. I’m not using any automation software for any of them (only the oldest one was running on Jarvee for a couple of years, till the mass block wave last year basically) and I’m only doing manual actions - follow, sometimes unfollow, like, comment and DM. Actually, I haven’t touched 2 of the profiles in weeks I think. All accounts have been created at different periods - the first one is almost 4 years old, while the newest one was created yesterday.
Here comes the fun part. A few days ago I overdid the actions on my oldest account (comments and likes) and got action blocked for a week, no surprise here. So I decided to let it rest for a while and created that new account I mentioned a little above. I uploaded a profile pic, switched to creator account, changed the name and put some bio on it and decided to follow 2-3 relevant profiles till I prepare the first post. That didn’t happen, because the moment I tried to follow an account (verified one) I got action blocked, and that from the first ever action on that brand new account. Then I tried a couple more actions with no success as well.
I was even more surprised to go back to the older accounts and see that all of them were also blocked. I thought that Instagram has either flagged my device or IP (or both), so I logged out, then logged back in, then I switched devices but this didn’t help either.
Do you have any thoughts on this? Was there another algorithm update the last few days that I’m not aware of?
Appriciate your help!