Hey guys, I am writing this post today because I had recently heard about people going to Instagram jail and Facebook jail. Surely I was skeptical, and didn’t pay much attention … Until it happened to me! And who knows, before you know it, we will probably have Snapchat jail for all it’s worth, haha!
Anyhow, last night while doing my weekly IG posts and liking a couple of stories, my instagram account went straight to jail. At first I had no clue I was locked up in the infamous InstaJail. I thought my phone was acting up because my phone was pinging with all my instagram notifications for likes, comments, and messages, but I was unable to see them or interact with them on the actual platform.
Thinking it was a glitch, I logged out and logged back in, with no prevail. I then proceeded to delete and re-install the app, and still no luck. It was then that I remembered reading on the #SocialMediaBoss Facebook group about such thing… INSTAGRAM JAIL! I quickly proceeded to googling, “instagram jail” and to my surprise I was “locked” up!
I am actually laughing as I write this post, because in my opinion this is funny yet ridiculous! Isn’t that what social media is all about liking, commenting, and posting (rolling my eyes)? After realizing I was in INSTAJail, I found and read through several blog posts about Instagram Jail. This one from The Social Media Posse, made the most sense to me. I mean, I was simply catching up on my “niches” posts and liking & reposting some of their posts. Besides that, the only thing I did different was post two stories back to back! I tend to post once a week, and like pictures daily.
Needless to say, I’m writing to confirm, that IG jail is real, I was locked out of my account for 15+ hours, which for us teacher friends, is a long time! I was able to see my account, but I could not interact with anything or anyone! Interestingly, I did not get a notification or message stating I was locked out, in jail, or banned temporarily, nor did I get a message when I was allowed back in!
So, with that in mind, Happy Sunday to all my wonderful teacher friends! May you have a fabulous Instagram week and try and stay out of Instagram Jail (pun intended)!
What do you think? What are your thoughts or feelings on this? Do any of you have a similar experience? Let me know in the comments below! 😉