Insta username not available after 14 days

ive dmed a girl on instagram and asked if i can take her 5 letter username and she agreed and changed it but the 14 days have passed and its almost been a month and it still says “username not available”. she didnt deactivate nor had her account suspended/deleted

AFAIK there are Sniper Bots at work for highly looked after usernames

no else took it tho

You think someone else took it in the meanwhile?

the girl was able to put it back so i told her to change it again to see if it would work and i was able to put it so its fixed now

if she removed the username then when you tried to get it you coudn’t it means someone else did