Instagram- A different world altogether.
Each person is accessing this platform because of the features Instagram provides to its users. Features like shoppable tags in stories, stories stickers, push notifications in the account, hyperlink usernames, and hashtags in the bios, more than 40 filters, and testing removal of likes.
So much Instagram has given its users. Every day new content and new features get uploaded for their consumers so that they can maximize the use of it.
There were reports and theories established about the exploration of the feed and abnormality of hashtags getting surfaced.
The Newness In Instagram
A thing that has gone mainstream back in some years. It is present not only on Twitter but has become widely out there on Instagram and Facebook.
Also read about The Ultimate Hashtag Game
What is Instagram shadowban? What does it exactly do? Indication of shadowban?
Shadowban is floating on the platform, it is an act due to which content reach is limited due to restricted visibility. Because of shadowban people have complained that they are unable to explore their feed and are unable to find hashtags on the feed.
Shadowbanning also allows Instagram to filter out accounts that are not according to its terms. The reason for shadowbanning is to block the accounts that are trying to increase their followers through automation. It is an attempt to bring genuine content to the users.
The hashtagged content does not appear on explorer pages and expect your followers no one will be able to see it.
Shadowban also affects the fan following of the users as restricted content means people will not come to know about the stuff that one is posting.
For example, If someone does not follow your account and searches a particular hashtag, your profile won’t appear.
There is an argument going on whether shadowban exists or not.
In 2017 Instagram posted a message that there is not a hashtag search, stating that there is just an issue with the system.
In 2018 again Instagram hosted a group of reporters explaining that shadowban does not exist.
The Final Word
More and more reports, theories, and complaints come from the users, but Instagram keeps on denying saying that there are chances that some hashtags do not appear in search results. Instagram did not openly admit the shadowbanning but only released the statement that the hashtag issue has been resolved.
There is no concrete answer or conclusion about its existence yet.
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