Meta-owned Instagram lets users share photos, videos, and messages with their followers. Users can follow other users and see their posts on their feeds, which is the main page of the app. They can also like, comment, and share posts with others. Instagram also has features like Stories and Reels, which allow users to create short videos and share them with their followers.
Apart from this, Instagram also has a set of policies and guidelines in place to protect its users and ensure that the platform remains safe for everyone. Instagram has some community guidelines that all users must follow. These guidelines prohibit content that promotes violence, hate speech, harassment, and other harmful behaviour.
Account Status feature: What is it
The account Status feature on Instagram helps users find out if they have posted something that violates the Community Guidelines and if it may lead to the user’s account being taken down by Instagram.
Those who have a professional account can also use the Account Status feature to check if they have posted content or have something on their profile that goes against the app’s Recommendations Guidelines. It could be anything such as a profile photo or bio.
Based on the Recommendations Guidelines, Instagram decides which public accounts’ content is eligible to be recommended further in places such as Explore, Reels and Feed Recommendations.
Here’s how you can view your Account Status on Instagram:
- Tap on your profile picture located on the bottom right side of the screen.
- Tap more options in the top right, then tap Settings and Privacy.
- Tap Account
- Now, hit the Account Status option.
Here, Instagram users will be able to:
View any content that has been removed from the account for going against Community Guidelines. These may include Posts, Stories Reels or comments.
To know more about why the content was taken down by Instagram.
Users can also access and review Community Guidelines.
Request a review of the decision to remove your content.
Here’s how users with Professional accounts on Instagram check their Account status:
Tap Community Guidelines to view any content that has been removed by Instagram for violating their guidelines. Users can also request a review if they disagree with the decision.
Tap Recommendations Guidelines to see if your content or something on your profile may be affecting the eligibility of all of your content to be recommended to people who don’t follow you.
Tap Edit or remove content.