Instagram has expanded its Account Status to allow professional accounts to see if their content is eligible to be recommended by other accounts. Users will also be able to see what they can do if the content is not eligible.
This feature is useful for content creators that are unable to reach new followers on the platform. They will now be able see which posts are preventing them from being eligible.
Instagram announced the change in a blog post, saying that many creators find Instagram recommendation of content a great way for them to reach new followers and grow their audience. The company stated that it was important for creators to understand the guidelines and be able to determine if anything they have posted or put in their profile might impact their reach to non-followers.
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Instagram now allows users to disagree with its decision regarding content promotion eligibility. This allows them to push the platform to go over their content again if the detection technology fails to flag any issues.
How do I check my Account Status?
Instagram Settings will display your Account Status. Users can find it by navigating to Settings>Account>Account Status. Any posts that are not in compliance with this policy will be highlighted. Users will have the option to remove or edit the post.
Alerts for technical issues
Instagram has also added a new feature to inform users when Instagram is experiencing technical problems. This is something that has been a problem for the platform over the past months. The new feature will be first tested in the US, and then may be slowly rolled out to other countries. Users will be notified when an issue is affecting a large number of people via the alerts.
Instagram stated in a blog post that while they won’t notify everyone when there’s an outage, “whenever we see people confused and looking for answers we’ll determine whether something like this could help,”