Instagram is a social media platform that is used by millions of people across the globe to share photos and videos for social and business interactions. It has an estimate of 500m daily active users and an average of 800m monthly active users It was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 2010 in San Francisco California and initially available exclusively on IOS but in April 2012, the first Android version was released. During the same period in 2012, it was sold to Facebook Inc. at a cost of 1 billion. Instagram has been the most popular social media especially for sharing photos majorly on the purpose of social interaction. It has more than 1 Billion downloads on Android and provides the command ‘follow’ to allow its user to make connections with another. It is the dream of every Instagram user to have a huge following. Due to this fact, many will post their photos alongside a huge hashtag to reach more users.
What is Instagram automation
Instagram automation is another feature that helps gain followers or following in an automated manner. There are several platforms that work both for free and paid basis in automating actions like auto follow, auto unfollow, auto Dm, auto unlike among others. This feature can only be turned off through the Instagram website and not the app. a credible example of automation Bot is available at gramto. In this site, the above feature is available with great customization of what an Instagram user wants. It is a free based site that does not need any monetary subscription. The most popular of all is jarvee which works for many social media platform automation including Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn among others. though it has both free and paid automation customization.
The most followed person
The person with the highest followers is Christiano Ronaldo with more than 160 million followers. Before him, Selena Gomez held the position till 29th October 2018. Ronaldo is a professional football star playing for Juventus an Italian club. In 2017, he gained 34 million followers making him the most followed person in that year.
Reasons for the huge following
According to an article at dailymail.co.uk, one of the main reasons why he gains so huge followers in short span is due to his life touching social posts that he has been making. For instance, in 2017, he announced through his Instagram that they had sired newborn twins with their mother being surrogate in that June, the post got 8.2 million likes. Therefore daily activity keeps improving the number of followers. Another reason is his celebrity life events that leave everyone searching to know more. For instance, on January 4, 2019, he was awarded the best player in Globe soccer awards having beaten Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann.
Instances of Instagram automation and losses
In February 2019, Christiano Ronaldo among other celebrities lost millions of their followers after a crackdown by Instagram in a bid to remove bugs from fake followers that it termed as followers gained from third-party apps and Bots that are automated. This is a piece of evidence that some of his followers have been gained through third-party automated platforms which is a major disadvantage of using them.
Instagram automation have an advantage of conserving time by helping to gain huge followers automatically but the disadvantage is the fact that Instagram takes actions from time to time by removing the majority of those fake followers. This can be a great embarrassment to the user.