Impersonation Accounts

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

If you're filing a report for someone else and you're not authorized to represent them, please encourage them to submit an impostor report on their own behalf by sending them a link to this page.

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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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 http://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 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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