Meta-owned social media platform, Instagram has finally rolled out a new tool that will tell creators and businesses when the posts made by them aren’t recommended to other users and when the user’s posts have been blocked from recommendation and discovery features on the platform. In other words, getting shadowbanned on Instagram.
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri announced that the tool aims to deliver transparency for all its content creators, centering on a new addition under the Account Status menu. This new feature aims to provide users help in explaining why their content was removed or hidden from the platform, also if it was not recommended for other users to see on the app.
The Account Status menu was launched last year as a place where you can find out if your account is in good standing. Account Status lets users see any content that’s been removed from the account, appeal those decisions directly via the app and see if they’re at risk of losing their account.
No more guessing if your Instagram account is shadowbanned. With the transparency tool, if you discover your content isn’t eligible to be recommended, you can see a sample of content or components of your profile that may go against Instagram’s Recommendations Guidelines. From there, you can edit or delete posts that go against the company’s guidelines.
Instagram says the goal of these new updates is to help users understand issues with their accounts. The social network plans to continue improving its Account Status hub to cover more areas of the app, such as Search and Suggested Accounts. Instagram also wants to add more ways for users to understand and fix issues that may affect how they reach non-followers.
You can navigate to the Accounts Status menu by going to Profile > Menu > Settings > Account > Account Status.