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Instagram issues

Discussion in 'Computers, Science & Technology' started by Sherlock77, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. Sherlock77

    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I have used Instagram with almost zero issues for three years, started with one main account, created another for vintage photos, used both seamlessly the whole time

    I have it running on my desktop browser (Firefox) whenever I'm home, it's always running on my smart phone, I also use software called Grids (installed on my desktop computer) to upload photos to both accounts, until recently both accounts were set up on Grids to swap back and forth without entering passwords.

    A few weeks back I started getting messages that they detected "suspicious activity" and locked me out, easy enough to recover the account using phone prompts, I eventually set up two factor authentication on my phone to log in (texts me a code to enter before I can log in), and accessing that second account became much harder, I've almost given up on it.

    So effectively I have Instagram open and logged in in three places 1) smart phone, 2) desktop computer browser (Firefox), and often open and logged in via 3) Grids (as described above), and that system worked fine for a long time

    After having that "suspicious activity" prompt so often, I'm thinking something strange is going on, unless Instagram doesn't like Grids (I've thought of that), as I used to use a website called Gramblr to upload until it got shut down by Instagram, they who want everyone to upload photos through a smart phone! o_O Which I really don't want to do, as it becomes a complex interplay of using folders to upload from a "proper" computer

    And I really want proper access to that second account

    Anyone have any ideas on what the heck is going on, if any of this makes sense, and I'm pretty sure it's not hackers, or maybe it is?
     
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  2. George Newman

    George Newman Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I’ve not experienced any issues like what you are detailing granted my Instagram account is quite lean in that I significantly guard who I follow and who I allow to follow my account.

    I am not surprised that issues like this can be a thing. It seems to me that social media platforms are suspect as to their motives and how those who manage them are managing a narrative as opposed to facilitating a tool for free expression.

    Certainly this is my opinion and I readily offer that my experience with social media is quite limited. I’d be very interested to hear others experience as I am betting others have more experience than I to be sure.

    Maybe what you are experiencing is a result of a person hacking to be disruptive. I would wonder what the motive might be to dial in on your account where you are sharing your art?

    Maybe there is a mismatch between Instagram and this grid app that is managing your media view or a result of multiple accounts. I don’t know.

    Let’s see what others relate regarding their experience.

    Thank you for the post. It’s an interesting one.
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    Couldn't you just contact support?
     
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  4. Sherlock77

    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I've tried...
     
  5. Qoyote

    Qoyote Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry, soon you won't have to contact anyone, we'll have support by algorithm! Won't that be something.

    (where's the barfing emoji I can't find it)
     
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