Instagram bots have had to get smart in recent years, with the social media platform doing even more to limit account activity and challenge the API requests being made from blatant bot accounts.

There are a number of security issues that bot developers have had to contend with over the years, and only the strongest can survive.

Instagram bots in 2021 now have to emulate human behaviour, use a secured proxy network and there are several other tricks that Instagram has up its sleeve for catching out bot behaviour.

We have tried most of the Instagram bot platforms out there, and we’ve even seen a few come and go, but there are a few bots we think deserve a mention.

Instagram bots (IG bot) help to automate your account’s activity, for example, interactions, comments, direct messages, follow, unfollow and likes.

This means you can speed up the engagement on your account and dramatically increase your profile visits, followers and even clicks to your website.

The 20-minute video below goes into great detail about how to set-up an Instagram bot helps grow your Instagram accounts.

Keeping Your Instagram Account Safe

Instagram accounts with engaging content and the correct automation targeting will generate activity and interactions which are likely to be perceived as organic and translate into genuine profile visits. This is likely to stay under the radar of any reviews done by Instagram.

Conversely, an Instagram account with boring, irrelevant content which has poorly automated targeting and set-up will interact with people who will find the activity to be fake or spammy.

Everyone has had an experience of this in the past, from irrelevant automated DMs, to random followers in different niches.

During 2017 Instagram requested to shut down several services, most notably Instagress, however, there are alternatives.

The Main Instagram Bots

We’ve tried them all and the results are below:

What’s the process for notifying you of fake followers?

Instagram are trying to shut down bots using a few techniques:

  1. A push notification informing you that they are removing “inauthentic” likes and follows which were identified and generated by a third party application. Your account information is flagged as compromised because you shared it with a third party.
  2. Instagram serve this notification to get customers to change their passwords, which in turn, will disconnect you from the third party (Instagram bot)
  3. Another notification states that you are using a service which “helps you get likes and followers” and blocks your account from activity during a specific time period.

For this, it’s often because you’re using an Instagram automation service which isn’t safe or because you’re automating your likes or comments in a spammy manner. Bot comments have invaded Instagram and sent a red flag to Instagram – so be careful you are not automating the IG bot the wrong way.

If any of the above 3 points do happen, then try not to worry. It’s recommended to stop trying to interact via your account, and either change your Instagram bot, or program your interactions at a much slower rate. The block will go away in the time specified in the notification (usually one week) and you’ll be able to continue interacting.

Instagram does not enforce any action other than sending you the above 3 notifications.

Keeping Your Instagram Account Safe

Having your account hacked or compromised by an IG bot is not a common occurrence as these bots exist specifically to help their customers. These bots rely on keeping your data safe and your account safe.

Things you can do

There is only one way you can ensure you have the highest form of protection for your Instagram account, and that is to run proxy on your account.

A proxy will change up the location that the bot is signing in from, so that it is not performing mass actions from one place, which will tend to be flagged as abusive behaviour.

Our favourite proxy service that we have found is FrogProxy. It is a mobile proxy service, meaning that the connection is the same as a smartphone, so it doesn’t look suspicious to Instagram.

Check out the FrogProxy features here and make sure if you are using any social media automation, you are protecting your account with a proxy.

Tip: As you are always at risk of getting these specific notifications when you are automating the account, it’s recommended to always be safe and use the safest bot out there.

What functionality and features are included with Instagram bots?

We manage various Instagram accounts – so we had to test the top contenders to see which Instagram bot works the best, and which is the safest!

What’s the best Instagram Bots on the market?


#1 – Instagram Bot Follower


Instagram Bot:

Price: $11 per month

Hyper from Instagram Bot Follower continues to be one of the top performers in the insta-bot field. The reason we prefer HyperVote over other bots is that it’s the second cheapest in the market and all the other available tools don’t offer a wide array of features for this price. Great security and they now offer a free proxy on user accounts.

Automated Activity Speeds: Yes – there are automated activity speeds, meaning you can set your own speed. HyperVote (IBF) also offer a fantastic content scheduler, direct message automation and analytics which makes this Instagram bot the best choice as it has lots of functionality, is safe, easy to use and most important very affordable each month.

VPN & setup: Set-up your own VPN using this insta bot.

Safety: Hyper now has a proxy included as standard on all accounts. As far as we are aware, this is the only bot on the market offering iOS emulation when it accesses the Instagram API, which does wonders for your trust score and keeps your account safe.

Similar bots: If you like the functionality of Instagram Bot Follower but need the help of customer service then check the rest of the list.

#2 – Ingramer

Instagram Bot:

Price: $57 per month

Automated Activity Speed: Yes – they have the required settings to keep you safe. They have detailed activity speeds replicating real-life human behaviour, statistics and filtering.

VPN & set-up: Included on set-up of account

Safety: Standard safety features that you would expect with an automation service.

Runners Up: Boostgram is a similar tool which grows your instagram account, although it’s not as good as Ingramer.

All readers can get a special 15% discount on their first Ingramer order – use promo code “SDM15”.


#3 – Instazood

Instagram Bot:

Price: $14.99 per month

Automated Activity Speeds: Automated speed settings are good on this – with the standard settings you won’t go over any limits set by Instagram

VPN & setup: No VPN set-up or help.

Safety: Instazood have been around for a while and are known in the marketplace for reliable customer service. Over the years, they have managed to adapt to Instagram updates and changes, which can only be a good thing for customers. You really need this type of experience and knowledge if you are looking at seriously growing your multi Instagram accounts.

Not the best user experience or interface, but the customer service is perfect!

Similar bots: Gramista is very similar to Instazood.

#4 – Instamber

Instamber Instagram botInstagram Bot:

Price: $15 per month

Automated Activity Speeds: Standard slow/medium/fast speed options, with advanced filtering for better results.

VPN & setup: No built-in proxy settings however service is considered secure.

Safety: Basic package gets you standard security but it should still be mentioned that there is no native proxy. You can pay for an account manager to keep your automation within the limits, which might be a good idea for beginners or those with important accounts that they can’t afford to lose.

Nice bot, easy to use with some good targeting and filter options. We consider this bot to be one of the most reliable out there, especially if you opt for your own account manager.

Similar bots: Kicksta


#5 – Social Sensei

Instagram Bot:

Price: $45 per month

Automated Activity Speeds: There are automated speed activity settings with this tool and they manage every single step of the social media automation process for you. This includes a review to determine the most effective activity speeds which will stop you being flagged.

VPN & setup: You receive your own unique VPN and IP address

Safety: Expect to receive a dedicated account manager to help with every single step of the process. When kicking off a campaign you’ll need a list of the hashtags and accounts which you want to set as your automation targets and their team manage the rest. Results are generally based on the quality of content and settings you use, however, we have seen 500–1000 new followers per month with Social Sensei.

Similar bots: Upleap provide a dedicated account manager to help grow your followers.


#6 – Combin

combin instagram bot

Instagram Bot:

Price: $15 per month

Automated Activity Speeds: Single speed setting for automation lets the platform down.

VPN & setup: Add in your own proxy using the built-in proxy tool.

Safety: Very safe and consistent platform – you can manually select the accounts you wish to follow in advance then Combin will execute the requests with Instagram, giving you full control.

Similar bots: This bot is quite unique in how it works – no others use manual selection for specific actions.


A. Out of all of the bots we’ve found we would recommend Instagram Bot Follower as it runs very fast, especially on hyper vote pro.

A. You can protect your account by using a proxy service. This way your IP address will change automatically.

A. IBF & Ingramer are the best instagram bots for security purposes. You can protect your account using a proxy service.

A. It all depends on the way you treat your account and whether you are using a proxy.

A. Most instagram bots automatically like and follow, depending on each individual bot.

A. Social media companies may frown upon specific bots, depending on what each bot does. Although, they’re not illegal.

A. Most bots perform well, particularly IBF and Ingramer.

A. Some bots have stopped working, and some functions may no longer be active. However, most bots on the list above work perfectly fine.

A. Yes, you can grow real followers quite fast depending on your niche.