Instagram account management can be tricky. Bots offer a lot of functionality and it can be difficult to find the right way to set it up. There's also Instagram's constantly updated anti-bot defense that mercilessly hands action blocks left and right (see article Instagram action blocks ).
Before you begin your journey to accumulate followers, we highly recommend 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 first day, 5 follows second day, etc.).
We provide rotating and sticky endpoints (see Sticky vs rotating port). When it comes to managing Instagram accounts, you'd want to maintain same IP for as long as possible, so in this case use only sticky endpoints.
It's important to note that to use our proxies correctly, you will need to setup appropriate delays.
Our system will automatically rotate 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 to setup the maximum to 50 seconds. Otherwise, your IP will rotate just like with a rotating port and will flag within Instagram's anti-bot defense system.
And because each interaction (e.g. follow) happens rather frequently, we recommend to also adjust delay between operations (X amount of follows every Y minutes). At least 90-120 minutes is recommended between operations, the longer the better.
Besides the discussed above, try to mimic human behavior as much as possible. Nowadays Instagram bots allow you to highly customize the actions performed on Instagram. The more robotic your actions on account are - the more likely it will flag on Instagram's system
For example, 50 follows every day, at the same time and with the same hashtags will surely flag the account. In the mean time, 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 it more convincing.