Instagram has started making changes to the conditions that will define when an account is to be removed from the platform. The aim is to better formulate guidelines, make the community safer and reduce possible violations as much as possible.
Currently, a user may violate community rules by a certain percentage within a certain time period. Now, Instagram has set the exact amount of times a user can break the conditions, and if they exceed the limit, Instagram will ban their account. Profiles that are popular and publish often are allowed a higher number of violations. This particular number is not public and only Instagram knows it.
The entire system will change and Instagram will no longer take into account whether you have regular or above average activity on your profile. The new rules will be the same for all users without exception.
Instagram has also announced that it will not publish the exact number of violations allowed, nor the timeframe, because it does not want the system to be abused by users.
Another innovation introduced by Instagram will be the ability for the user to make appeals directly from the app about posts that Instagram has taken down.
The goal is to protect the platform and create a safe community in which users with poor conduct will not have space to violate the rules.