How to manage Instagram accounts

Instagram account management can be tricky. Bots offer a lot of functionality, and it can be difficult to find the right way to set them up. Also, Instagram constantly updates the anti-bot defense that mercilessly hands action blocks left and right (see the article Instagram action blocks).

Warm up your accounts

Before you begin your journey to accumulate followers, we highly recommend you to warm up your accounts. Especially if they have been created recently.

Warming up means that you must first rest your accounts for some time, usually a couple of weeks, and perform no actions whatsoever. Once this initial stage has been completed, roll it out slowly (e.g., 2 follows the first day, 5 follows the second day, etc.).

Endpoint selection

We provide rotating and sticky endpoints (see Sticky vs rotating port). When it comes to managing Instagram accounts, you'll want to maintain the same IP for as long as possible. Therefore, in this case, use only sticky endpoints.

Action frequency

It's important to note that you will need to set up appropriate delays to use our proxies correctly.
Our system will automatically rotate the sticky endpoint if it hasn't been used for 60 seconds. This is why a maximum delay between each interaction has to be no more than 59 seconds.

We recommend setting up the maximum delay time to 50 seconds. Otherwise, your IP will rotate just like with a rotating port and get flagged by the anti-bot defense system.

And because each interaction (e.g., follow) happens rather frequently, we recommend adjusting the delay between operations (X amount of follows every Y minutes). At least 90-120 minutes is recommended between operations. The longer, the better.

General advice

Try to mimic human behavior as much as possible. Nowadays, Instagram bots allow you to customize the actions performed on Instagram. If your actions appear robotic, it's likely that Instagram will flag you.

For example, 50 follows every day at the same time and with the same hashtags will surely flag the account. In the meantime, randomized follow actions at random times while also posting something will camouflage your bot activity much better. Setting sleep time for the account when no actions are made also makes you look more legitimate.