Growbot Automation for Instagram™

Download Growbot Automation for Instagram™ Chrome Extension from the Chrome Web Store

Getting started

You can find your newly installed Growbot for Instagram extension within instagram.com. The icon will appear next to the instagram logo on the upper left. If it's not there, try reloading the page.

Free Trial

The bot comes with a two week free trial. After that, you can get another 7 days of free trial by subscribing.

Price and Payment

The price is $4.99 per month, or $49.99 per year. To subscribe, you must be logged into Google Chrome. Click "Subscribe Now" (if your trial is still active). Just try to load the bot if your trial has ended. You will see the two options to purchase, click one of the buttons.

Note: there have been users reporting that the button does not work in certain countries. If the button does not work, please contact at instabotautomator@gmail.com. You can also try using a VPN or changing your location in Chrome settings.

Additional payment options are coming soon.

Privacy

One great thing about using Growbot compared to other methods is that you never have to give us your password!

The bot works within instagram.com and will appear to instagram as your own IP address as well. However, you must leave the instagram window open, or Growbot will stop doing it's job. If you're not currently using Growbot it is safe to close instagram.

To unfollow everyone who doesn't follow you:

  1. Click unfollow button
  2. Make sure to leave the window open!

If you want to preserve the people you are already following:

  1. navigate to your own instagram page
  2. load all your following
  3. select all
  4. add to whitelist
  5. save whitelist

Gaining Followers

Find an account which is similar to yours or that you think their followers will want to follow your account too.

(If you're a bar, find a bar in your neighborhood that is similar. If you're a store, find a store tha$ If you're a band, find a band that's similar, etc.)

  1. Go to their page
  2. Click load all following
  3. Sort and remove accounts you don't want (e.g. account with no posts, or private accounts, or verified accounts, or whatever your criteria may be.)
  4. Save Queue (in case of crash or need to interrupt)
  5. Click Follow All from Queue
  6. Make sure to leave the window open!

Unfollowing Filters/Options or "It's not actually unfollowing anyone!"

If it seems to not unfollow anyone, please check the Log (located on the bottom right, smaller screens like laptops may need to collapse the options above to see it.) If it is skipped people, uncheck "Do not unfollow people who follow me" and/or "Do not unfollow people who match my filters" as necessary.

Soft/Hard/429 Rate Limits

Instagram limits the amount of accounts which can be followed in a given time period. Their limits are not completely known and could change at any time, and can vary from account to account.

There are three main types of limits:

A 429 limit is very common. The bot will automatically wait 1 minute before trying again. It can take between 1 and 15 minutes to clear, usually.

A soft limit will be hit occasionally and usually lasts about 10 minutes, after which following/unfollowing can be resumed.

A hard limit is hit less often, but lasts much longer, usually at least 12 hours, sometimes up to 48 hours. Note: if you constantly experience hard rate limit when following, please check that you are following less than 7500 people. That is the maximum instagram allows you to follow.

The bot can be configured to respect these limits and wait a certain amount of time before trying again.

Keeping it running properly OR "Growbot stops working randomly in the middle of following/unfollowing"

Make sure your computer is not going to go to sleep while it's running

Either keep the instagram window that Growbot is running in frontmost and active, or disable background throttling in Chrome.

  1. Open a new tab, and paste this on the address bar and hit enter:
    chrome://flags/#expensive-background-timer-throttling
  2. Disable the option and restart browser on the bottom.

Where can I see recent photos and videos I've liked? OR "Growbot says it's liking pics but I don't see any likes in the feed or hashtag"

To see the 300 most recent posts you've liked on a mobile device:

  1. Go to your profile and tap (iPhone) or (Android) in the top right
  2. Tap Posts You've Liked

Keep in mind that there isn't a way to view posts that you've liked on the web.

Reporting bugs/issues/problems

Please include the entire text of the Log after you have a problem using copy + paste in your email. The Log is found on the lower right side of the Growbot window.

Also helpful is the dev tools console of Chrome. Screenshot or copy and paste of the entire console text. To open the dedicated Console panel, either: Press Ctrl+Shift+J (Windows / Linux) or Cmd+Opt+J (Mac).

Cancelling your Growbot subscription

Sorry to see you go. Can I ask why you're choosing to cancel and if there's anything I can do to keep you as a subscriber?

If you signed up through Google, you can manage your account via Google Payments.

If you subscribed through this website, please email instabotautomator@gmail.com from the email address you signed up with.