You know Instagram as a popular social media platform. This platform has guidelines and rules that if users act against them, it will restrict them. One of the errors that some users may receive from Instagram is the “we restrict certain activity to protect our community” error. Sometimes, you think you use this platform correctly but receive frequent errors. These errors are signs of doing something wrong, and you should stop doing it.
Every social media is developed for its users to be active in it. But note that if your activity level exceeds the limit, Instagram will send you warnings.
In this blog, we want to talk about the error “we restrict certain activity to protect our community” and explain the reasons for the appearance of such an error. Finally, we will provide you with solutions to solve this problem.
Why is the error “we restrict certain activity to protect our community” displayed?
This error is shown to you because you use some Instagram features much more than a limitation. In other words, Instagram considers the high rate of these activities strange and unusual. For example, if you have followed many Instagram users in a short time or have been excessive in doing activities such as liking, commenting, sending direct messages, or posting.
- Many consecutive follows
You will receive an error message if you follow more than the specified amount within the specified period of time set by Instagram. If you follow more than 150 users in 24 hours, Instagram considers this activity as spam behavior and may block you.
- Too many actions
Users should control their Actions such as posting, following and unfollowing, liking, and commenting. For example, you cannot do more than 500 actions in 1 day, or if you follow and unfollow more than 60 accounts in 1 hour, you will be blocked.
- Posting offensive or inappropriate content
If you publish a post with sexual content, graphic violence, and hate speech, you will receive this error message, and Instagram will block you.
If you want to annoy others by commenting or direct messaging them or publishing a post in which you target a specific group or person to insult or hurt them.
- Selling illegal services and products
You cannot sell illegal products such as weapons, fake items, and drugs on Instagram.
- Creating a fake or spam account
Sending spam content and creating multiple fake Instagram accounts is prohibited.
If a user wants to receive money or information from others with the intention of phishing or fraud, Instagram does not allow such.
- Posting copyrighted content without permission
If you post copyrighted content without permission, you will be in trouble. Because this is prohibited on Instagram.
- Posting wrong information
Publishing false and misleading information on Instagram is wrong. This information may confuse or harm others. Also, you are prohibited from hacking other people’s accounts on Instagram.
How to Fix “We restrict certain activity to protect our community” on Instagram
In the previous part, we explained what makes you receive an error in your Instagram account. So it is better not to do such actions to avoid getting into trouble. But if you receive this error message, what is the solution?
Method 1 – Do nothing
When you see the “we restrict certain activity to protect our community” error, it means that Instagram has restricted you from doing certain activities, such as posting and commenting. Perhaps the best solution is to sit out because now Instagram AI is monitoring your actions. As a result, any wrong move may worsen your condition. So wait for Instagram to remove these restrictions.
Method 2 – Don’t use third-party apps
If the reason for receiving such an error is using a third-party app, it is better to stop using it. Because Instagram has noticed you use it, and if your activities continue, it will consider more serious restrictions for you.
- Open your Instagram and go to your profile.
- Tap the three-line menu at the top of the screen.
- Tap Settings to go to your profile settings.
- Find the Security option in the list and select it.
- Scroll down and find the Data and History section. Select the Apps and Websites option inside this section.
- Tap Active to see the apps that have access to your Instagram account.
- Tap the Remove button to revoke access to your account.
Method 3 – Log out of your account and log in again
If you are sure you have not done anything wrong, but this error is shown to you, it may be caused by a bug. What you need to do is to refresh your profile several times to fix it. If that doesn’t work, log out of your account and log in back. If the error message still persists, log out of your account and log in to your Instagram account using another device.
Method 4 – Contact Instagram support
If none of the above solutions work, you can share this problem with the Instagram support team by calling them or sending emails.