More information about how I lifted the ban on 10 of my business IG accounts…
I had to use my devices, so it was either my phone, ipad, ipad pro etc for each account as I have 5 per device.
If you want to use the same device for more than 5 accounts, you have to reset the device you are using and install Instagram and try and access your IG account they deactivated.
I have different email accounts for each IG account and have different phone numbers associated with each account too.
When I tried to access each account it prompted me with a message about violating rules etc…
As I explained in my post on MP Social above, when it did this it gave me the option saying something like this…
If this is a business account and you think we’ve made a mistake to click the link, which I did.
The link took me to a form, which I had to fill out my IG info and email address associated with that account and my business name and number.
In addition it asks you to upload supporting documents to verify this is a business account.
Following completing the form and uploading my official company documents, then I received an email to the email address associated with that account requesting the same forms to be submitted.
I had to repeat this for 10 accounts, and send 10 different emails.
A few of my accounts were reactivated and some weren’t, so I repeated the process from the device, to the form to the email reply to instagram.
If I didn’t have more than 1 account I wouldn’t have been as persistent with the other accounts.
But because I knew they reactivated some then it was only a matter of time I would get the others back.
For the last few accounts, I had to repeat the process more than 5 times.
Finally, and I think it’s a lot to do with the IG worker on the other end who receives your emails I had all 10 reactivated, but the last 3 took me 2.5 weeks, repeating the same process over and over again, whereas the first 5 only took a few days to recover.
Surprisingly my main account which is linked to my FB business account was one of the last 3 that got reactivated.
I have to mention again, the reason my accounts were banned was because I used the same caption too many times.
All images on my 10 accounts at the time were my own, I am an illustrator so I produce my own work and pics. It’s not until the last month I’ve started to repost other people’s images with credit to my main account.
All accounts were identical in terms of posts but normally I would only use the same caption a few times. In the case I got blocked I had split 1 illustration up into 9 panels, and used the same caption 9 times across 10 accounts. Naturally I was unaware at the time you couldn’t do this.
I was so devastated when I got deactivated I know how it feels so I hope this helps.