Directly from the Massplanner team:
Massplanner, an automation tool used for many social media sites, announced today that it has been shut down by the request of Instagram, shaking up the Fridays of many would-be Instagram influencers that used the tool to rack up followers and engagement on Instagram.
On their homepage, they note:
Sorry, our service is discontinued
We are sorry, but at the request of Instagram we have been forced to close our service. We will provide more information as soon as we can.
If you have any questions you can contact us at admin[at]massplanner.com”
Many who have been able to utilize Instagram as a tool to make money on sponsored posts have found other ways to game the system such as using tools like Instagress (which was recently shut down too) and other automated programs. It’s clear Instagram is finally tackling the spam and botting problems. It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out over the next few weeks among Instagram influencers in our Facebook group, Instagram Posse.
For those that were using Massplanner but are not a part of our Instagram Decoded bonus VIP community, we run a group effort for gaining niche targeted followers on Instagram called Bubble Nets, in which those in a net gain ~200-500+ new followers a day during a bubble net once a week or more if your net decides on it. It’s all manual work but is only a few minutes every hour for a series of hours.
Access to the Facebook VIP Bubble Net group where the Bubble Nets are explained in detail and formed comes with the purchase of Instagram Decoded Guide.