So you know what it’s like you’ve just thought of a super cool Instagram username, You go and have a little search on Instagram to see if it’s taken or if it’s available, And you have a look and you see it’s taken by some inactive account that hasn’t posted any Instagram posts in years.
I’m gonna be showing you how to get an inactive taken Instagram username?
1st method to get an inactive taken Instagram username
So this first method you’re probably going to end up having a little less success with and that’s to send a private message to the person who has your Instagram username, Offering to take their account off them you can either.
Just ask them straight off the bat and ask them if they’d give it to you for free or you could offer them some sort of monetary value in order to take that one off them. There are a few popular examples out there of people that have actually done this and retrieved username for themselves, so you could go about this route, but it’s probably not the best route.
Especially if the account is actually inactive, then you’re probably not going to receive a reply anyway so I’d recommend going with the second option, which is contacting Instagram directly, so if you click here
That’s going to take you to the Instagram support page and on there you’ll get the Instagram Help Center
It says what can I do if someone is impersonating me on Instagram it says Instagram takes safety very seriously if someone created an Instagram account pretending to be you, you can report it to us and make sure to provide all the requested info, including a photo of your
I’d recommend filling out the form because it’s the quickest and easiest way of doing it
But you could try the app if you wanted to so you’re gonna want to click on the link that says this form and then
It loads the report and impersonation account on Instagram. It says if someone created an Instagram account that’s pretending to be you or someone you know please use this form to file a report, so it says which of the following best describes your situation
- someone has created an account for my business or organization
- someone has created an account pretending to be me or a friend
- someone has created an account pretending to be someone
Represent eg my child so if you wanted an account that’s under some sort of brand name then obviously go for the first one but the one we’re gonna be talking about today is the one where it says someone has created an account pretending to be me or a friend so if you click on that one
It will open up another couple of options it says is this account impersonating you and this is just Instagram asking if you’re applying for yourself or on behalf of someone else
“I am the person being impersonated”
Then it’s gonna load up a form and you’re gonna want to fill all of this out with all of your information so you’ve got your full name in there, then you got your email address in there that should be the absolute best place that Instagram can contact you because if they want to give you the account then this is where they’re going to give you it then also the full name listed on the account that you’re reporting and then you’re gonna want to upload your Government-issued ID and put in the Instagram username of the reported account
So this is basically the account that you want to take for yourself
“Please tell us how this account is impersonating you”
We’ll need a detailed description of how the information on the account that shows intent to deceive others by using your identity.
Asking Instagram to give you the account So you don’t want to sort of show intent of you wanting to take the account but sort of say stuff like They are using my name They’re using my brand so I’d recommend maybe creating a website that links to the Username that you actually want to have website on a free website creator showing that you own that brand
And it essentially tells Instagram that someone is infringing on your brand and that they’re taking your brand and saying that it’s theirs
Now obviously Instagram takes this sort of thing very seriously
so if you sort of mention that that’s what’s going on then they’re very likely to give you the account then all you have to do is click send and
Wait a few hours to a few days Instagram looks through every request individually so it may take a bit longer than usual
But just wait for it out about they’ll get back to you as soon as they can I hope this video helped you out and good luck trying to get your Instagram Username that you want
I hope it works out for you and obviously if you have any questions please leave a comment below.