Content I posted on Instagram was removed because it was reported for intellectual property infringement. What are my next steps?

If we remove content you posted because of an intellectual property report submitted through our online form, you’ll receive a notification from Instagram that may include the name and email address of the rights owner who made the report and/or other details of the report. If you believe the content shouldn’t have been removed, you can follow up with the rights owner directly to try to resolve the issue.

Appealing the removal of content

If your content was removed because of a copyright report, you can submit an appeal. You'll receive instructions about how to appeal in the messaging we send you. Similarly, if the content was removed under the notice and counter-notice procedures of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), you may be able to file a DMCA counter-notification. Again, instructions will be available for you in the messaging we send you.

Learn more about our appeals process.