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We want Instagram to continue to be an authentic and safe place for inspiration and expression. Help us foster this community.

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Getting your content flagged on Instagram can be frustrating. Learn more about the rules.

Community Guidelines are the rules that define what is and what is not allowed on our platforms.

  • If you post content that goes against Instagram Community Guidelines, we’ll remove it and may then apply a strike to your Instagram account. Whether we apply a strike depends on the severity of the content, the context in which it was shared and when it was posted.
  • Account Status, a core tool you can use to track possible Community Standards violations on Instagram AND appeal any decisions you disagree with.
  • If a content violates Community Guidelines, it will be removed from Instagram.
  • Content abiding by guidelines doesn't guarantee recommendability; it can appear for followers but isn't eligible for Instagram features like Explore or hashtag pages.