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That Instagram #Hashtag You Are About To Use Has Probably been BANNED (See Full 2019 Banned List)

We all love hashtags. This might be because of the opportunities it presents. Hashtags serve as a great means of gaining new followers and increasing client engagement with fresh and relevant content which is trending the charts.

But Instagram has been taking the hashtag scene rather seriously since 2018.  This has led to the development of a hashtag ‘hit list.’ A complete ban has been imposed on this list all across the app with continuous additions made to the same on a yearly basis.

 

If you mistakenly add these hashtags to your post, them the same shall be automatically hidden from explore pages and hashtag searches leading to lower engagement. So be warned! Stay clear of these ‘prohibited’ hashtags and be in Instagram’s good book.

According to the website Bannedhashtags,  there are over 70, 000 banned hashtags with the list growing. 

Why does Instagram ban hashtags?

The major reason Instagram ban some hashtags is to keep the community safe by eliminating spam content. Whenever we think of Instagram banning hashtags, the first thought which comes to our mind is the ones promoting pornography, hatred, and terrorism. But the real logic encompasses a wider category which might even encompass the soberest divisions.

 

The #happythanksgiving hashtag was banned for being used rampantly which caused it to be presumed as spam content. Although, the bot detection process of identifying prohibited hashtags by Instagram is causing problems in the daily proceedings of ‘Instagrammers’ around the globe.

  • Sharing content over which you do not have any rights.
  • Sharing explicit content filled with nudity in the form of intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of full buttocks.
  • Contacting people repeatedly for commercial purposes.
  • Taking part in organized crime, selling or buying illicit drugs and firearms by using the platform.
  • Advertising about sexual services which doesn’t meet the community guideline.
  • Disrespecting other Instagram users by posting content carrying hate speech or threats which intend to degrade or shame users.
  • Posting graphic videos or images of events that are devoid of any warning or captions in regards to its sensitive content.
  • Posting content which glorifies self-harm.

Keeping such things in mind, we have come up with a list of the banned hashtags and everything you need to know about the same to keep your posts secured from getting penalized. Banned Instagram hashtags might initially seem some extra work for your post but it can go a long way for restricting spam behavior increasing at rocket speed inside the platform.

All you need to do is just audit your Instagram account hashtags once every month for protecting your brand image and benefiting out of greater client engagement.

So let’s not ‘long’ things, we have made a compilation of banned hashtags (2019 list). The list featured hashtags arranged from A-Z. Keep them in mind, you may even bookmark this page so that you won’t be caught in the crossfire.

Common banned Instagram Hashtags 2019

A

  • #adultlife
  • #abc7ny
  • #alone
  • #always
  • #americangirl
  • #armparty
  • #adulting
  • #asia
  • #attractive
  • #assday
  • #ass
  • #abcess
  • #abdl
  • #assworship
  • #addmysc
  • #africanexpeditions
  • #agariogaming
  • #akiralane
  • #asiangirl
  • #allbreasts
  • #amearalavey
  • #animenoobs
  • #afourchamberedheart
  • #audaciousprayer

B

  • #beautyblogger
  • #beautydirectory
  • #brain
  • #babe
  • #boho
  • #bbc
  • #besties
  • #bikinibody
  • #books
  • #beyonce

C

  • #curvy
  • #costumes
  • #cpr
  • #curvygirls

D

  • #direct
  • #dating
  • #dm
  • #date
  • #dadylove
  • #desk
  • #dogsofinstagram

E

  • #easter
  • #eggplant
  • #elevator
  • #edm

F

  • #followforfollow
  • #fitnessgirls
  • #fishnets

G

  • #girlsonly
  • #goddess
  • #gloves
  • #graffitiigers

H

  • #hotweather
  • #happythanksgiving
  • #hardworkpaysoff
  • #hawks
  • #humpday
  • #hustler

I

  • #ig
  • #ilovemyinstagram
  • #instamood
  • #instababy
  • #instasport
  • #iphonegraphy
  • #italiano

J

K

  • #killingit
  • #kissing
  • #kickoff
  • #kansas

L

  • #l4l
  • #like
  • #leaves
  • #lingerie
  • #likeback
  • #likeforlike
  • #lulu
  • #livinforalivin
  • #loseweight
  • #lean

M

  • #milf
  • #master
  • #mileycyrus
  • #mustfollow
  • #mirrorphoto
  • #models

N

  • #newyearsday
  • #nasty
  • #newyears

O

  • #orderweedonline
  • #overnight
  • #outdoorbirth

P

  • #parties
  • #petite
  • #popular
  • #pornfood
  • #pushups
  • #prettygirl
  • #puppydogmondays
  • #publicrelations

Q

  • #qatar
  • #quadveins

R

  • #rate
  • #ravens

S

  • #samelove
  • #selfharm
  • #snapchat
  • #skateboarding
  • #skype
  • #stranger
  • #snap
  • #single
  • #singlelife
  • #saltwater
  • #shower
  • #sallyhansen
  • #sopretty
  • #stud
  • #sunbathing
  • #streetphoto
  • #swole
  • #shit
  • #snowstorm

T

  • #tgif
  • #todayimwearing
  • #teen
  • #treasurethesemoments
  • #teens
  • #tanlines
  • #thought
  • #tag4like
  • #thighs
  • #tagsforlikes

U

  • #undies

V

  • #valentinesday

W

  • #woman
  • #womancrushwednesday
  • #workflow
  • #women
  • #wtf

X

  • #xxx
  • #xenociteclad
  • #xanax

Y

  • #yochale
  • #your_sinful_memory
  • #youngmodel

Z

How To Avoid Getting Flagged By Instagram

Instances are not rare when people end up falling prey to their very own user habits in Instagram. This can cause a sharp fall in your engagement stats or even the levy of a ban on your account by this popular social networking portal. You should thus make sure that you don’t end up using the banned hashtags of 2019 while posting in Instagram. To keep things safe, you can abide by the steps mentioned below while posting content in Instagram:

  • Make sure to remove abused or broken hashtags.
  • Rather than playing the guessing game, scan through all your hashtags to make sure that none of them fall under the banned list of Instagram.
  • You need to be elaborate while undertaking this step and you cannot just take a sample population.
  • Your content will be considered spam if you use 30 hashtags. To keep things on the safer side, you need to limit the usage of tags to a maximum of 10 and also use different tags for different posts.

Growing number of spammers, fake accounts and bots have caused Instagram to sternly regulate the social promotion field. Coupled with changes in platform updates and algorithms, Instagram has been trying to implement newer methods of bot detection which will readily flag accounts as spam on usage of certain hashtags. Some of these changes target users publishing duplicate content and monitor unauthorized app usage.

You can follow this guide and limit your chances of getting penalised for using banned Instagram hashtags.