When one or a few of your photos on Instagram disappear, it can be exasperating. If your photo disappears on Instagram, you could be in either of two scenarios. The first scenario includes a lost picture as a result of deactivating your account then reactivating it immediately after posting the photo. The second scenario could be that Instagram has deleted your account including your account for no apparent reason.
There are several reasons as to why you may encounter this particular problem on Instagram. The first reason is because of bugs in Instagram's application. A bug is a system failure causing drastic results in an application. It can cause serious problems in an app including erasing data. The data can include a photo or your entire Instagram account.
Another reason why your photo may disappear from Instagram is a mistake from Instagram itself. An issue like this can lead to certain photos disappearing from your Instagram feed. In any of the above cases, it is prudent to notify Instagram of the situation immediately and let them get to work on solving the issue. As long as you have not violated any of Instagram's terms and conditions, you should go to 'Settings' then select 'Report a problem' and proceed to report the issue to Instagram.
A third reason for the mysterious disappearance of an Instagram photo, though highly improbable is that your Instagram account has been hacked. Signs that your account has been hacked include account name changing, deleting of photos and unauthorized following of new accounts. If your account has been hacked, you should enable Instagram's 2-step authentification process by following these steps:
The fourth reason why a photo may mysteriously disappear from Instagram is if you did indeed put up a photo that violates Instagram's terms and conditions. If you do this Instagram should notify you of your indiscretion but it may take several hours or days to get the message. You should review the app's policy page if this happens so that you do not launch an unwarranted complain with Instagram.
There are several courses of action you can take if one or several of your photos start disappearing on Instagram including:
1. Wait for the photo(s) to come back
Patience pays. The hardest thing to do if your photos disappear is to sit and wait as it goes against your instincts to take action. If you are sure that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the photo's content, then the easiest and recommended course of action is to wait for the photos to return. However, if the photos do not come back after several days of eager waiting, you should report the problem to Instagram.
2. Relinquish bot use
If you have been using bots to like pictures on Instagram, then you should stop if a photo mysteriously disappears from your account. The use of bots and automation services goes against Instagram's policies. Contact Instagram after you turn off the automation services and your account should be restored.
3. Access your account from the website
If you cannot see a photo in your Instagram feed it may be an issue with your phone. You can confirm this by checking your account on your computer. If the picture is missing in both your phone and computer, you should contact Instagram.
4. Update the app
As stated earlier, bugs may cause a photo to disappear from your account. Application updates are done specifically to rid the app of bugs. An update of Instagram can