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    If You Just Lost A Bunch Of Followers On Instagram, Don’t Panic, It’s Actually Because Of A Bug

    Instagram said they are working to resolve the bug as quickly as possible.

    Instagram users have noticed that their number of followers suddenly dropped overnight.

    Instagram must be clearing out the inactive accounts because I just lost 20,000 followers a second ago.... tf

    how come i lost over 10K followers on instagram wth

    People were confused and upset, although the scale of followers lost varies.

    I just lost over 200 Instagram followers and I’m not really sure why. I’m so confused and upset.

    Make-up artist James Charles says he lost over half a million followers.

    why did I just lose over half a million followers @instagram wyd sis

    Others said they were down tens of thousands.

    anyone else lose hella followers on IG at once? I lost 32k in seconds... @instagram what’s up with that???

    Instagram has confirmed that the follower counts have changed due to a bug.

    We’re aware of an issue that is causing a change in account follower numbers for some people right now. We’re working to resolve this as quickly as possible.

    A spokesperson didn't immediately respond to a request for more information on the bug or when users can expect to see it fixed.

    Some people had assumed that Instagram staff were deleting inactive users.

    With Instagram fkn deleting everyone’s inactive followers and dropping everyone’s numbers they better fucking boost post engagements If you’re slashing my follower count you better be pushing my content out hardcore Put shit in chronological order and stop doing shit no one wants

    Some have been sharing a screenshot of a tweet that looks like it's from Instagram's Twitter account.

    @instagram don’t be an asshole to this, I love been in Instagram whether I don’t post any pictures in my account, I use it all the time to watch videos or photos. I hate to do this.. but #savemyaccount2019 And my Instagram name is @MJ_GamerFox

    But an Instagram spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the photo that has been circulating is fake.

    A lot of people fell for the false image and so far there are 37k posts to Instagram using the hashtag.

    Screenshot / Instagram

    Ikran Dahir is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Ikran Dahir at ikran.dahir@buzzfeed.com.

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