Are You Shadowbanned on Instagram?! | Mini News

Episode #310 the Wingnut Social Podcast

Are you shadowbanned on Instagram?! How do you find out, and more importantly, how do you fix it? Social Media Manager Abby is here today to walk us through a new Instagram feature that will show you whether or not your content is getting recommended to other users (a.k.a. if you’re shadowbanned or not). This new Instagram feature will also tell you exactly how to fix your shadowban and get your content out there again!


One of Instagram’s main goals in 2022 was to be more transparent with its users. We’ve seen this goal met as Instagram has been more open about how the algorithm works, plus they’ve launched a few new helpful features for creators. The latest update will allow users to see whether or not their content is eligible to be recommended in places like the explore page or the recommended feed. In other words, you’ll be able to finally find out whether or not you’ve been shadowbanned. Shadowbanning is when you are boxed out of a social media platform because the platform is preventing your content from reaching other users. Not only will you be able to see the status of your account, Instagram will provide pointers on how to rectify past issues that have gone against their community guidelines, so you’ll have the opportunity to correct this issue and get your content back out there.

To access this new feature, go to your profile on Instagram. Click the menu. From there, you’ll click Settings, Account, and Account Status. On this page, it will show you whether or not you’ve posted something that would affect your account status, or prevent your content from being recommended to other users. If everything is in good shape, but you still aren’t seeing the results you’d like with your content, then it’s time to address if your content is just not resonating with people. Overall, this update is extremely helpful. Before this update, if someone let you know they weren’t seeing your content, or if you noticed in your Insights that your reach had dropped, you wouldn’t have known why. You may have assumed you were shadowbanned. This update dispels that myth and you’re able to find out the exact reason why your content may not be getting pushed out – or if you just need to improve your content.


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