We all have that one friend who uses about 50 hashtags along the lines of #marshmello and #mellogang etc…then when Marshmello himself likes their post, they have a freaking panic attack. You obviously know in your heart and soul that it was nothing more than a simple bot. A software that scans Instagram and in turn likes pictures that either use particular hashtags, has artist tags in the picture or even mentions a name in the description. Well those days of artists just relying on software to connect with their fans are limited, if not entirely over.
Moshe Isaacian a digital marketing strategist saw early today that the largest Instagram bot service ‘Instagress' had been forcibly shut down by Instagram. Instagress was much more than just a bot service, they also allowed users to schedule posts. When you visit the services webpage you are met with the below screen shot. If you did have an active subscription you can log into your account as normal to begin the refund process. No word on whether other like bot services are experiencing the same fall out from Instagram.