Instagram has today announced a couple of changes to its account disable policy while also introducing a new notification process to help users understand if their account is at risk of being disabled. Instagram says the notification will also offer users the opportunity to appeal deleted content.
Currently, Instagram only disables accounts that have a certain percentage of violating content. Starting today, the Facebook-owned company says that in addition to removing accounts with a certain percentage of violating content, it will also be deleting accounts that have a certain number of violations within a window of time.
Regarding its updated appeals process, here’s what it says:
“To start, appeals will be available for content deleted for violations of our nudity and pornography, bullying and harassment, hate speech, drug sales, and counter-terrorism policies, but we’ll be expanding appeals in the coming months. If the content is found to be removed in error, we will restore the post and remove the violation from the account’s record.”
Instagram will also be bringing the option to appeal disabled accounts directly within the app in the next few months. You can get more information through Instagram’s Help Center.