Yeah, I think Instagram rolled-out this thing recently to avoid people turbo-eing usernames on mass on IG so they added a security measurements to stop that. Well, you can do a turbo swap or other methods to change that. I know one guy who helps me to acquire and get any usernames, so if I will have time, I will ask him on how he bypasses this security measurement.
I recently switched my username from a 100k account to something else. I then had a fresh account and I waited 12 days before trying to switch the fresh accounts username to the old username once every 4-6 hours (I only did this so that I didn’t lose it to someone else). Towards the end of day 14, I claimed my old username on my new account.
Things I’ve noticed after doing this a few times with larger accounts:
The growth momentum is absolutely slaughtered on account 1 when the name is changed
The growth momentum is transferred to the fresh account (account 2) after changing to the old username (from account 1). There’s probably a bunch of factors involved for this to happen.
Current fresh account is growing EASILY by over 1k+ followers a day (starting from 0) without slowing down for 2 months now (0 automation). That doesn’t just happen. It took a couple of weeks to a month to recover the main account to where it wasn’t losing followers, it is now gaining 200-500/day (0 automation).
Hey, you ever figure this one out? Going through the same problem right now. I have two accounts and want to make one name the other name. I’ve tried everythingggg and it just keeps saying username not available although I can use it on one account. When I change the name, I can’t use it on the other. It’s senseless. Please shine a light on my confusion and help me solve this problem! Thanks in advance