The Heist

World’s finest Instagram shadowban tester

They locked
the Algorithm
in a high
tower

Instagram is
yours
Take it back

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~ @bobuzi_

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Stats

Learn how the algorithm sees your posts

Rating

Examine a post’s total health at a glance

Rating
starstarstarstar-halfstar-empty
3.5

Popularity

Understand social success beyond likes

Popularity
88%

Safety

Ensure your content passes quality filters

Safety
explicit
EXPLICIT
nudity
violence

Sizing

Improve image sizes to increase popularity

Sizing
photo-size-small
1:1
3:2
legend-key-optimal optimal
legend-key-actual actual

...and more

Scroll up and press Analyze to see it in action

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F.A.Q.

Is the Instagram Shadowban Real?

We know that Instagram prevents certain accounts, posts, and/or hashtags from getting the amounts of exposure their owners would expect. Instagram questions the shadowban's existance, publicly claiming that the shadow ban is a glitch. But many Insta influencers have noticed key statistical differences in their engagement since the algorithm's implementation.

Do other Instagram Shadowban Checkers exist?

They used to. But sadly, their developers didn't maintain the software and the testers no longer work. Instagram Shadowban Tester is now the only shadowban tester remaining functional.

  • Instagram Shadowban Test - Triberr
  • Instagram Shadowban Tester (v6.8)

Edit: the Triberr Instagram Shadow Ban Tester * is up & running again. However, it only scans banned hashtags. The Heist's top secret formula calculates 8 key insights including banned hashtags, post popularity, and an explicit content detector.

* not the "Tribeer Instagram Shadowban Test", and definitely not the "Tribber Instagram Shadowban Test"

Am I shadowbanned on Instagram?

IG enthusiasts all have the same question: "Have I been Shadowbanned?". Luckily, we've made it simple to check if you're banned. Simply Scroll Up, type your username, and hit ANALYZE. The Heist's powerful shadowban analyzer does the rest of the work for you.

What is a Shadowban?

shadowban

 / ˈʃæd oʊ bæn /

verb (used with object),
    shadowbanned, sha·dow·ban·ning.

  1. to block a user or digital content from an online community such that the user does not realize that they have been banned
    to shadowban a user; The new algorithm shadowbanned my dog's account.

noun

  1. the act of blocking a user or digital content from an online community such that the user does not realize that they have been banned
    Instagram's shadowban

How to remove the shadowban?

The Heist offers a premium suite of tools to help remove the effects of a shadowban, but it's not an end-all. Here are some manual tips on what to do if you're shadowbanned.

  1. Delete Your Account The easiest way to remove the ban is by removing Instagram. That's right, delete it. Let's be honest, is this really something you should be saving? Or is it a consumeristic attention-sucking abyss of sisyphean narcissism?
  2. Chill with the Hashtags Originally, hashtags were the only way to discover other Instagram users. New tech has enabled the Explore section. If you still depend on hashtags for likes and exposure, you're doing it wrong. Work on making your posts more interesting and engaging instead. That means a healthy combination of meaningful captions, correctly sized photos and friendly hashtags...
    (Exactly what The Heist tests for!)
  3. Act Human You commented, "NICE PIC! 🔥" on 47 photos in a row. But so what? You're an altruistic person. The algorithm doesn't see it that way. (and it shouldn't) So the solution is simple: Stop spamming.