Impersonation Accounts

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 can report it to us from within the app. If you don't have an Instagram account, please fill out this form.

We only respond to reports sent to us from the person who's being impersonated. If someone you know is being impersonated, please encourage that person to report it.

Note: If you're having trouble uploading a photo of your ID from a mobile phone, please try submitting this form from a computer.

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If you see an account that's pretending to be someone you know, please reach out them and encourage them to report it to us. Only the person who's being impersonated can file a report. Learn how to send a direct message on Instagram.

If the impostor account is impersonating someone you're authorized to represent (ex: your child), please report them using this form.

If someone's pretending to be you on Instagram, you can report them.

Keep in mind that the number of times something is reported doesn't affect whether or not it's removed from Instagram.

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US federal law doesn't allow private parties to obtain account content (ex: comments, photos and so on) from providers like Instagram.

Instagram may provide reasonably available basic subscriber information (not content), if any, only where the requested information is indispensable to a case and not within a party’s possession upon personal service of a valid California or federal subpoena. Out-of-state civil subpoenas must be domesticated in California. Instagram may provide account holders with notice and an opportunity to resist civil subpoenas and reserves all rights and objections.

Those seeking non-content information must specifically identify the account at issue by providing the Instagram username, profile URL and relevant date. We can't identify accounts without this information. Usernames and/or profile URLs may be found in the uniform resource locator available in a browser displaying the account in question. For example, in the URL https://help.instagram.com/abc, “abc” is the username.

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If a username you want is being used by an account that seems inactive, you should consider choosing an available version of the username for your use on Instagram. We suggest adding periods, numbers, underscores, or abbreviations to help you come up with a great available username.

If the username you want isn't currently associated with any account, it's available for registration. If you'd like to change the current username on your account, you can edit your profile.

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