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An Instagram Bug Is Deleting Accounts At Random

Dave Parrack 07-07-2017

Instagram users are finding themselves locked out of their accounts for no apparent reason. Some are even getting a “Sorry, this page isn’t available message” when trying to visit their user profile. However, Instagram has blamed a bug for the problems, and promised to fix the issue ASAP.


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Help! My Instagram Account Has Been Disabled

Complaints from Instagram users starting popping up online on Thursday (July 6). People were finding themselves locked out of their accounts having been shown one of a handful of error messages. Instagram’s social media accounts are full of angry messages from frustrated users.

Some were told they’d had their accounts disabled for violating Instagram’s Terms of Use, even though they’re sure they haven’t broken any rules. Others were prompted to enter their phone number in order to verify their account. But entering the relevant security code didn’t work.

Instagram tweeted out an explanation, blaming “a bug that’s causing some users to be logged out of their accounts.” The company has also promised that it’s “working to resolve this as quickly as possible.” In the meantime, a small percentage of Instagram users have been locked out of their accounts, and left wondering whether they’ll ever actually get back in. And it’s still happening.

Call Us Cynical, But…

We really hope this is just a minor bug that Instagram can fix quickly and efficiently. However, with data leaks being revealed years after they occur Yahoo Reveals Yet Another Giant Security Breach Another day, another Yahoo hack. This one dating back all the way to 2013. This particular security breach resulted in the user data of 1 billion Yahoo accounts being stolen. Read More , and cyberwars masquerading as ransomware Is Cyberwar the Next Threat to Your Security? Cyberattacks have become commonplace, with DDoS attacks and data leaks now a weekly occurrence. But what is your role in this? Are there precautions you can take to avoid cyberwarfare? Read More , we reserve the right to be cynical about any app exhibiting strange behavior such as this.


Do you have an Instagram account? Have you accessed it over the last few days? If so, has your account been disabled? Do you buy Instagram’s explanation that this is all down to a bug? Or do you think there’s more going on here? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Amanda kohar
    September 5, 2017 at 6:22 am

    My accounthas also been mistaken disabled. Can someone help me?

  2. Ryan Ludwig
    August 17, 2017 at 3:14 am

    My account just got randomly deleted, is this bug fixed yet??

  3. Spring97
    July 11, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Deleted my account for no reason. 3 days later still waiting on @sp97_cali_greeks to be restored. :-(

  4. Theblackguy
    July 10, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Instrgam keeps taking all my accounts even the ones I just created now instrgram won't let me ale another account.

  5. Nayaris
    July 7, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I have an instagram account and it got disabled yesterday. I was really mad because it said I violated the terms of use, but I didn't do anything wrong. I'm really hoping they can fix this fast so I can get my account back.

    • Theblackguy
      July 10, 2017 at 11:21 pm