Here's why you may have lost loads of Instagram followers overnight

Esequiel Farfan
Febrero 14, 2019

Instagram users woke up today to discover that many had lost followers overnight.

Some celebs have lost hundreds of thousands or even millions of followers, but ordinary civilians were also caught in the crossfire. However, major Instagram personalities like Selena Gomez lost nearly 2 million and Ariana Grande lost nearly 3 million.

It appears the issue is caused by some sort of glitch or bug.

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Some suspected a "purge" of spam or bot Instagram accounts.

Last year, the photo app launched a crackdown on fake followers and "inauthentic activity".

Instagram is working to resolve an issue that is causing some users to see changes in their follower numbers. We've individually confirmed this with Instagram representatives as well. "Accounts that use these types of apps share their username and password, which is sometimes used to give inauthentic likes, follows and comments to others".

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