I don't think Instagram should have taken down my post.

We usually offer the chance to request a review, and follow up if we got decisions wrong. We have fewer reviewers available right now because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We're trying hard to prioritize reviewing content with the most potential for harm. This means you may see the option to Let Us Know instead of Request Review.

When you Let Us Know, we may not be able to review your post again, though your feedback helps us learn how we can do better in the future.

We remove content (example: post, comment, story) from Instagram when we find that it goes against our Community Guidelines. Our Community Guidelines define what is and isn't allowed on Instagram, and they apply all over the world. They're designed to encourage expression and create a safe environment on Instagram.

We know we don't always get it right when we decide to remove a post. If your post was taken down and you think it doesn't go against our Community Guidelines, you can request a review in most circumstances. For some types of content, you can't request a review, but we're adding more options.

When you request a review, we'll take another look at the decision we made about your post.

To request a review on the Instagram app for Android and iPhone:

  1. Tap or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap instagram-menu-hamburger in the top right.
  3. Tap Settings, then tap Help.
  4. Tap Support Requests, then tap Violations.
  5. Open the update we sent you about our decision.
  6. Tap More Options at the bottom.
  7. Tap Request Review, then tap Close.

Once you ask us to take another look, your content will be reviewed again by Instagram, usually within 24 hours. If we find we've made a mistake, we'll let you know, and your content will be reposted.

If you request a review and still don’t agree with our decision, you may be able to appeal to the Oversight Board.

Keep in mind that the Oversight Board only selects a certain number of eligible appeals, so they may not choose yours to review. You can read more about the board’s bylaws and structure on their website.

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