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Exposed Private Information

Posting private and confidential information is a violation of our Terms of Use. Private and confidential information includes, but isn’t limited to: credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, private address or location information, non-public phone numbers and non-public email addresses.

It’s important to note that though you may believe …

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Intellectual Property

About Intellectual Property

Instagram is committed to helping people and organizations protect their intellectual property rights. The Instagram Terms of Use do not allow posting content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.


Copyright is a legal right that seeks to protect original works of authorship (ex: books, music, …

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Hate Accounts

Reporting harassment or bullying on Instagram

If an account is established with the intent of bullying or harassing another person or if a photo or comment is intended to bully or harass someone, please report it. You can also learn what to do if you think someone is pretending to be you or someone …

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Underage Children

How do I report a child under the age of 13 on Instagram?

Instagram requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account (in some jurisdictions, this age limit may be higher). If your child is younger than 13 and created an account on Instagram, you can show …

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Impersonation Accounts

What can I do if someone is impersonating me on Instagram?

Instagram takes safety seriously. If someone created an Instagram account pretending to be you, you can report it to us. Make sure to provide all the requested info, including a photo of your government-issued ID.

If you have an Instagram account, you …

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Hacked Accounts

Learn what to do if you notice suspicious activity on your account:

My account is posting unauthorized content

If your account is leaving comments or sharing things that you haven’t posted, your password may be compromised.

To secure your account:

Report Something

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Information for Law Enforcement

These operational guidelines are for law enforcement officials seeking records from Instagram LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Facebook, Inc. This information may change at any time.

Requests for User Information

We disclose account records solely in accordance with our terms of service and applicable law, including the federal Stored Communications Act (“SCA”), …

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Tips for Parents

Basic Info What is Instagram?

Instagram is a free photo and video sharing app available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Phone. People can upload photos or videos to our service and share them with their followers or with a select group of friends. They can also view, comment and like posts shared by …

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Safety Tips – Instagram

Download Privacy and Safety Tips for Instagram

To learn more about staying safe on Instagram, download our Privacy and Safety Tips:

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You can also download our Privacy and …

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