Instagram Bots and How They Work
Instagram bots are automated software services that allow a company to acquire followers onto their Instagram profile via likes, views, and followers. These bots will follow other accounts, like posts, and leave comments on targeted lists of Instagram accounts to help increase reach, followers, and engagement on a companies account.
Below are reasons why bots should not be used:
There's No Real Engagement
Instagram bots cannot replace human interaction. Most people can see clear as day that the comments aren’t from a real person – so it’s not surprising that the engagement to those comments is low.
Your Instagram Feed Will Be Messy
When you follow thousands on accounts – you will have an incredibly random feed. As you add more random followers to your network, expect posts from relevant people to get buried. If you don’t care about the feed, then this might not be a big deal but if you like using Instagram and connecting with your network, then there will be real consequences.
Sending spam violates Instagram’s Term of Use, which will get your account banned. Be smart, do not get banned.
If Instagram recognizes that your activity is unnatural, they will shadow-ban you. Shadowban means that your content will be invisible to non-followers. That means that no matter what hashtags you use in your post, your images won’t appear in the feeds of others.