This Conversation Shows How Private Instagram Pages Can Ruin A Friendship

    "Can't even share some jokey jokes with you no more cos you're too prestige to follow some pages I recommend."

    So, if you regularly partake in sharing amusing content on Instagram, you might occasionally come across this kind of message.

    It lets you know that what you are trying to view is out of reach because you do not follow the account, and the account in question has opted for...privacy 🙃

    While technology has developed a few tools (including screen-record and screenshot) to help navigate such blocks, it isn't always easy to maintain back-and-forth banter when not everyone is fully invested.

    And by being fully invested, what I mean is FOLLOWING THE INSTAGRAM PAGES IN QUESTION.

    That's exactly what happened between friends Haroon Ajmal and Wasif Ali from Manchester. Harjoon snapped.

    Private Instagram pages out here ruining friendships uno 😂😂

    Haroon, 21, let Wasif know exactly how he was feeling in a strongly worded response after he shared content from private page.

    He wrote: "How much storage you think I got screen recording everything uno. Mans always screen recorded for you and I thought for once you'd just follow an account. You're not reciprocating mans efforts here still."

    Haroon told BuzzFeed News: "I’d had enough of his ego affecting our friendship. His quest to maintain his followers to following ratio is getting ridiculous."

    Wasif, 19, told BuzzFeed News the reason he doesn't follow any particular meme pages on Instagram is because he believes they regularly use "stolen posts" and that they "cluttered" his feed.

    The pair, who have been friends for over three years, have since gone viral for their exchange, which has been shared more than 25,000 times on Twitter.

    Their exchange makes for very relatable content.

    @ all my mates who don’t appreciate my efforts to make them laugh

    If this ain’t me and you @tutunkhamun eff em private a/c 😂😂

    😂😂this is me & my brother everydayyyy

    Other people vented their frustrations about friends who won't get with the programme.

    Friends that refuse to follow the accounts<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    Nah but this really pisses me off 😂😂 if I’m sending u videos from the same page constantly fucking follow them?!!!

    THISSSSS !!! too many of my friends got too much "pride" to follow quality content private pages and I-

    This is how I feel. Just follow the meme page and laugh with me cos 🙄

    And really sympathised with where Haroon was coming from.

    Bro is heart broken I feel his pain 😂

    I acc like the persons energy fr he made some points and articulated it well

    I actually feel his pain tho

    Some people offered up their best remedy for such situations.

    This is why you send “🤣🤣🤣” and hope for the best

    Should’ve just sent laughing emojIs

    that's why you put '😂😂' to avoid this scenario.

    But on reflection, Wasif accepted that it was time to give in for the sake of his friendship after admitting that he initially didn't think it was "that deep".

    We patterned the ting boys, cba removing his @ go follow him, might aswell

    I do love a happy ending.