(Last Updated On: January 16, 2017)

If you are a user of Instagram, you probably had an unexplained boost of followers on your account. You wake up one morning having tons of new followers without knowing how or why that happened. Well, we have some bad news for you. Instagram has recently confirmed that there is a bug that causes the number of people following you to increase for some users. They are working hard on fixing the bug.

Some users have reported gaining hundreds, even thousands of followers overnight and the most popular users on Instagram got as many as 100,000 new followers. This bug has made a lot of users happy, but many of them are worried about the bug, thinking that their account was hacked or that the followers they got were fake. So what is the deal with this strange anomaly?


Well, we wanted to get to the bottom of this problem so we contacted Instagram to see what they had to say. They have told us that the unexplained rise of followers is caused by a bug, not by hacks or cyber-attacks. This bug has caused the number of followers to increase drastically for some users. They are doing their best to fix the bug and once it is finally dealt with, the followers number should return to normal.

The increase in followers is a mistake caused by a bug. Even if your account tells you that you have new followers, in reality, there are none. The number of followers has increased but there are no new followers behind the sudden rise. It’s just the number that shows how many followers you have that increased.

You can still use the glitch to your advantage before Instagram fixes it. Having more people following you will make your profile more interesting to actual users. If you are experiencing a sudden rise in followers due to the bug, you should make good use of it.

If you are aiming to gain more followers the old fashioned way, this bug could help you. When users visit your profile, they will see that you have a ton of followers. Your profile will stick out more and users will want to view your profile more than before. Knowing this, you should take action if you recognize the glitch.

Post new photos and pictures and be more active to attract as many real Instagram users as possible to you profile. They will be more interested because you have a good number of followers already. Make sure to post as many interesting pictures as possible. You’ll get real followers that will stay with you once the bug is fixed and the number of people following you will return back to normal.


No one is sure how and why this bug appeared, but many users used it to gain popularity and spread their influence through Instagram. Once things go back to normal, the number of people following you will decrease, but you will get a bunch of real followers and increase your exposure. Cool, right?

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