Blocked accounts posting in my feed

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Rocksister Posts 3 Registration date Thursday August 11, 2022 Status Member Last seen August 11, 2022 - Aug 11, 2022 at 08:22 AM
HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024 - Aug 22, 2022 at 11:42 AM

I've shut down and restarted everything possible, uninstalled and reinstalled Instagram twice. Blocked accounts are posting in my feed daily. Some are disturbing, that's why I had blocked them. They still show as blocked. Help center and FAQ have no information on this issue. I've tried unblocking and reblocking them but it doesn't help. I have the latest version of everything. Just wanted to know if anyone else has seen this issue. Thanks!


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HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024 1,878
Aug 11, 2022 at 09:00 AM

Hi,

Just to make sure, did you also unfollowed that account? Instagram suggested that users should find new accounts to follow if they want to remove the unwanted posts from their feed right away.

Good luck


Rocksister Posts 3 Registration date Thursday August 11, 2022 Status Member Last seen August 11, 2022
Aug 11, 2022 at 09:21 AM

These are accounts that I never followed to start with. When I see something I don't like, I block it. None of these accounts have ever been followed by me. 

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HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024 1,878 > Rocksister Posts 3 Registration date Thursday August 11, 2022 Status Member Last seen August 11, 2022
Aug 11, 2022 at 09:46 AM

It seems that Instagram also recommends accounts that you don't follow directly on your feed. I think when you block someone, it may take a while before you no longer see them, so you should start following new people to change your recommendations immediately.

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Rocksister Posts 3 Registration date Thursday August 11, 2022 Status Member Last seen August 11, 2022
Aug 11, 2022 at 10:05 AM

I've had Instagram for years. This has not happened before. It's a recent glitch. I have a private account, I only follow acquaintances. Recommended accounts are identified as such and I ignore them. These are in the normal feed, not in the recommended accounts listing. And they are random things I have never shown an interest in on any platform. Makes no sense. This is not a normal Instagram behavior.  These accounts have been blocked for weeks or months. They just started posting in my feed recently, still showing as blocked. 


HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024 1,878
Aug 22, 2022 at 11:42 AM

Well, I've no information if it's a glitch or a voluntary change made by Instagram, but you can try to report them this by going to Menu > Settings > Help > Report a Problem.

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