Do you want to contact Instagram about an issue you’re getting on the app?
If you ever tried contacting Instagram, it is a hard nut to crack to reach out to them.
In short, Instagram support is almost non-existent.
You can try sending them an email or calling them, but you will not get a response.
This is unsurprising because Instagram contains more than a billion monthly active users.
Instagram does not have enough team to respond the massive number of requests each day.
If you are getting an issue, it is advised to solve it on your own or try other means of contacting Instagram which I am going to mention in this guide.
By the end of this guide, you should be able to know the various methods of contacting Instagram if you have a problem with the app.
Let’s get started.
How do I contact Instagram about a problem?
So, the million-dollar question is how do I contact Instagram about a problem?
There are two main methods that can be used to contact Instagram — you can report an issue in the Instagram app or use the contact forms in the Help Center.
To contact Instagram about a problem, visit your profile on the IG app, tap on the menu available on the top-right-hand corner of your screen, tap on settings > help > report a problem.
In addition, you can go to Instagram’s Help Center to find contact forms for specific issues, for instance, copyright infringement, privacy violation, impersonation and so on.
You can also try contacting Instagram via their contact number, Instagram phone number is (650) 543-4800 or their email address at email@example.com.
However, most of the times, you’re will not get a response from them.
Scroll down to get a complete list of forms and other useful ways that can be used to contact Instagram (retrieved from Instagram’s Help Center).
How to contact Instagram by reporting a problem
Here are the steps in this guide on how to report a problem on the Instagram app.
1. Visit your profile and tap on the menu icon on the top right-hand corner of your screen.
2. After that, tap on settings (the first bar on the drawer).
3. The next thing is to tap on help (the bar above ‘About’).
4. After reaching the help section, tap on ‘Report a problem’.
5. Next, select the problem that you’re going to report (Spam or Abuse, Something Isn’t Working, General Feedback, and Image or video quality issue).
Here’s a simple guideline on how you can use these categories.
Spam or Abuse: You should use it if someone is posting inappropriate photos/videos or comments.
Something Isn’t Working: Choose this category if you see something that isn’t functioning or working (for instance, Your Instagram account has been disabled, you are unable to add a comment or you can’t delete a comment).
General Feedback: Use it if you want to give feedback about the app (ideas, suggestions and reviews).
Image or video quality issue: Is there an Image or video quality issue? Go for this category if you do.
Trademark Report Form
Trademark Report Form – If an Instagram username infringes on your trademark, you can use the trademark form to report it.
Apart from that, the form can also be used to report other issues including hacking, impersonation and bullying.
The trademark report form is available for not only report trademark issues but other general problems too (for instance, hacking, impersonation, bullying).
Here are some guidelines you need to keep in mind when using the different categories.
Account has been hacked: If you think that your account has been hacked, this category can be used to report it.
Fake account that is pretending to be me: Is there anyone impersonating you? Choose this category if you come across an account that is trying to portray you.
Being bullied or harassed: Report a case of bullying or harassment in this category.
Inappropriate/abusive content: If you see inappropriate or abusive content posted by someone, use this option.
Claim an account for my business: You can use it to claim an account for your business.
Content that I believe infringes my copyright: Content viewed that infringes your copyright? This category can be used to report it.
Content that I believe infringes my trademark: In case of content that infringes your trademark, you can utilize this category to report it.
Privacy Violation Form
Privacy Violation Form – This contact form is designed for people to report privacy violations, for instance, Your image.
If someone is violating your privacy such as sharing your intimate photos or videos, you can use this form.
At the beginning of the form, the first thing you need to tell them that the content that you’re reporting is a photo or a video.
After that, the next step is to provide a link to the content and choose whether a minor or yourself appears in the content that you are reporting.
After that, you will get two options including yes or no, it is a question to tell them whether you live in the United States. If you’re an adult and a resident of the United States, Instagram cannot delete the content for you.
After that, you must choose whether you are above 18 or under 18. If you are less than 18 years old and out of USA, the last details you’ll have to provide is your email address and details of how the content violates your privacy.
Impersonation Form – To report an impersonation on the platform.
You can use this form if someone else is pretending to be you or someone else.
It will give you four options to select from.
Someone who tries to act as your business, yourself or organization or your friend, impersonating someone that you know, and if you are not able to sign in to your old account.
If you want to report someone pretending to be you, you’ll have to provide your name, email and full name of the account that you want to report, the Instagram account’s username that you want to report, and your photo holding an ID.
Report Underage Form
Report Underage Form – To report an underage on Instagram, you can use it.
To report someone on Instagram who is under the age of 13 or someone that is pretending to be your child, you can use this form.
This form will take the username of that profile that you want to report, the entire name of the person that is available on their account, the date of birth and your relation with the user.
You will not be notified the consequence of the report, but if the account is deleted, it will not be available on Instagram.
Abuse & Spam Form
Abuse & Spam Form – To report content that violates the community guidelines of Instagram.
You can use this contact form if you think that content is inappropriate and violates Instagram’s Community Guidelines to report it.
However, if you are using an Instagram account, the app can be used to report this type of content.
This is only for those who do not have an account on Instagram.
After selecting no, you need to tell where the violation happened such as a photo, comment or video, how it violates the community guidelines of Instagram, your username, your email address and the full name of the user that you are reporting and a link to the violation.
Memorialized Form – To request to memorialize a departed person’s Instagram.
This form can be used in order to memorialize the account of a family member or a friend.
When an account is memorialized, it will show a ‘remembering’ title above the name of the person on their profile and their posts will be hidden the explore page.
After opening the contact form, you will have to provide your full name, email address and username and name of the departed soul, proof and date of death.
Report Blackmail Form
Report Blackmail Form – To report someone who is blackmailing you.
Use this contact form in order to report someone that is blackmailing you such as if someone threats to share intimate pictures.
After opening the form, you will have to provide your Instagram username, email address, person’s Instagram username that you want to report and different choices to elaborate the issue.
However, if you want to report anyone else, you should include a link to the content.
How to contact Instagram using Twitter
You can also try Twitter platform to connect with Instagram.
Usually, the users try to tweet the issue if there is an outage of the app to attract their attention so they can fix the problem.
Apart from that, they do not reply to any tweets.
Here’s the process of how you can do it.
Firstly, visit Instagram’s Twitter profile, and click on ‘Tweet’.
After clicking on ‘Tweet’, you will see a pop-up modal and it’ll automatically tag Instagram.
After that, you can send them a tweet after composing it.
You need to keep in mind that if you ask questions about Instagram stickers such as why don’t I have this ‘x’ sticker? There is a great chance that they will tell you that certain stickers are given out to various devices at different times.
Therefore, the process can take up to a couple of weeks for the sticker to be available on android/iPhone.
How to contact Instagram if your account is disabled
If you think that your account was disabled by mistake, you can appeal and to do that, you need to follow the instructions on the screen to get it re-enabled.
However, if you or anyone else has deleted your account, you will not be able to restore it.
In this case, you are only left with one option which is to create a new account.
How to contact Instagram if you can’t log in to your Instagram account
If you can’t log in to your Instagram account, the first thing you should do is try troubleshooting it yourself rather than contacting Instagram support.
If you forgot your Instagram username, you can ask your friend to find it or you can see it from the following or followers list of your friend.
In case, you forgot your Instagram password on your android device, it can be reset by tapping ‘Get help signing in’ on the login screen, choose username/email, send an SMS or Log In via Facebook.
If you are an iPhone user, follow these steps: tap on Forgot Password above the login screen > username or phone > provide your username, email address, or phone number.
How to check if Instagram is down
If Instagram is down, please do not try to contact Instagram for this purpose.
There are two methods to use when you think there is an outage on the app.
You can use the website down detector to find out if Instagram is down.
On the other hand, you can check Instagram’s Twitter feed to get the latest updates on the app.
Quick links to contact Instagram Support
|Methods to contact Instagram||Description|
|Report a problem (Read Above)||Report a problem on the Instagram app by going to menu > settings > help > report a problem.|
|Trademark Report Form||Trademark/copyright infringement and general problems such as hacking, bullying, impersonation).|
|Privacy Violation Form||Privacy violations (for instance, leaked content).|
|Impersonation Form||If someone is trying to become you or someone you know.|
|Report Underage Form||To report underage people under the age of 13 or someone impersonating your child (under the age of 13).|
|Abuse & Spam Form||Accounts violating Instagram’s Community Guidelines (for instance, inappropriate content).|
|Memorialized Form||Request a dead person’s account to be memorialized on Instagram.|
|Report Blackmail Form||To report blackmail and threats such as threats to leak content).|
|Twitter (Read Above)||Contact Instagram by tweeting them.|
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