As Instagram keeps on growing, it becomes harder and harder for its content creators, so to say, to keep up the pace and remain relevant. For example, as a rather popular Instagram user, you may have a hard time managing your direct messages, followers, likes, and posting photos.
In this respect, something we now know as the Instagram bot has been created. It is a piece of software that manages most of the tasks one can do within Instagram. Moreover, some of them have extensive filters that can help them engage with just the audience you want, based on location, gender, and so on.
However, many consider that Instagram Automation is a bad thing and that is not healthy for the application’s community. Therefore, in today’s article, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of this so-called automation and see how it can help or hinder our work.
The Pros of Instagram Automation
First of all, keep in mind that things like the hashtag app are not usually seen as automation, as they only give their users insight as to which the most popular hashtags are. In today’s matter, we’ll only be addressing the Instagram bots and any other type of software that automates Instagram.
- Able to Perform Complex Tasks
When using automation software to work on a certain Instagram profile, the software will have to check more than just a few parameters before following a user or doing anything else.
For example, if you tune its extensive filters, the software has to check more than ten different things before doing a certain action. In short, this is not something a human, so to say, could do.
Clearly, any automation software helps you save a lot of time. It can follow more people in a single second, based on your preferences and such, than you could in ten minutes. There’s not much to say about this matter – a bot can do things much faster than you can.
However, keep in mind that Instagram has action restrictions limit the number of times you can engage with users/ posts in an hour. Therefore, you’ll still have to log back in every hour in order to hit maximum engage potential.
- Helps You Engage with More People
As you know, it’s hard to keep track of the users you’ve interacted with in the past, or of the posts you’ve liked. On the other hand, automation software allows you to engage safely with more people every single hour.
Moreover, the more active you are on Instagram, the more actions you’ll be allowed to make on Instagram without risking being banned.
Naturally, all of the above means that you will experience a better, bigger Instagram growth. Basically, you’ll be on 24/7, gaining more and more followers every single day.
The Cons of Instagram Automation
As the main disadvantage, it is important for you to know – and remember – that automation is against Instagram’s Terms of Service. If the bot you are using uses Instagram’s public API to gather data, then you risk being banned – however, most tools are smart enough not to do so.
If you pay attention to how you are using the software and don’t go too far with your automation settings, you shouldn’t be banned.
- Hard to Master
Bots are unpredictable! This is one thing anyone that plans on using them should remember. For example, if you set the bot to comment certain things on certain posts, you might end up with a comment of love or happiness on a post that depicts an accident or something sad.
Therefore, as mentioned before, it is recommended that you don’t go over the top when it comes to more complex actions that these bots can do. Just start simple, making use of the follow/ unfollow actions, and move on to something bigger when you know for sure that the bot won’t mess up based on your settings/ what you tell it to do.
The Bottom Line
Even though Instagram automation comes with more advantages than disadvantages, it’s important to consider the fact that its disadvantages are quite serious, so to say.
Thus, you should approach such software only if you think you can handle it and if you know how to avoid getting banned.