The recent shutdown of Instagress by Instagram has left a lot of people out of pocket and lost as to what to do regarding an alternative.

While Instagress was the go-to Instagram bot that many of you relied on for your scheduled Instagram engagement, fortunately, all is not lost.

There are many different substitutes out there that either perform the same or similar functions that Instagress provided, so you don’t have to worry about being left high and dry.

2018 UPDATE: Here are the top sites similar to Instagress that will do the job just as well or better – you’ll hardly notice the difference.

Follow Adder *best bot*5/5 Check
Instato5/5 Check
Jarvee4/5 Check
FollowingLike4/5 Check


Follow Adder

follow adderFollow Adder is top of the line when it comes to Instagram automated bots, having consistently received five-star reviews.

Like most other bots, Follow Adder has all the basics – scheduled following, liking, commenting and as a bonus can even automatically direct message potential followers, clinching the deal and making it more likely that they’ll follow you permanently. Let’s look at some of the other features that are available through Follow Adder.

The first feature and tool that Follow Adder is good at are making lists. Lists are vital when it comes to scheduling things automatically – this way the bot knows precisely how you want to outsource your engagement. Follow Adder lets you create a user list stating who you are looking to be followed by or who you want to send a direct message to. It also lets you create other records including one of the pictures you want to like and comment, photos you want to publish later, and comments you want to leave on other people’s photos.

Follow Adder also allows you to do quality searches with hashtags that you have chosen for the bot. By defining your demographic, Follow Adder can concentrate primarily on the right people who want to find what your Instagram has to offer.

Follow Adder is easy to use, flexible software that makes automation on Instagram worth investing in – it works tirelessly to market your Instagram account to the best of its ability.

We have also written an in-depth Follow Adder review – be sure to read it.



Our Follow Adder Test Results

We’ve tried this software over a range of accounts over the last 6 months. Here are some statistics from one account – we haven’t enabled many of the features and it’s only on about 50% speed – yet you can see it still produces new followers and engagement every single day.

Follow Adder Results


InstaqInstaQ is another automated bot that works similarly to Follow Adder and has the advantage of not being as expensive – however, does not have all the features that Follow Adder provides.

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InstaQ focuses on the business entrepreneur of Instagram, touting their services to cater to this demographic and claiming that they have all the automated tools you could want to build up your business Instagram.

Features include following/unfollowing, liking/unliking, commenting, direct messaging and autopilot. Their prices are divided into two categories – a monthly subscription for $27 or a one-off payment of $97, so still cheaper than Follow Adder. Due to the recent reduction in automated bots available thanks to Instagrams crackdown, InstaQ has announced that they will be privatizing. This means that they will no longer be available through a public website – you will only be able to access their services through word of mouth. Their prices will be going up due to this issue – so if you want a reliable bot similar to the likes of Follow Adder but not as expensive, the time is now for InstaQ.

InstaQ imitates real user activity to avoid being detected as automation by Instagram. This increases your chances of going undetected when using their services, making it a more secure bot to use. They also provide an extensive forum centered around Instagram which includes tips, tricks and even video tutorials on how to use InstaQ to promote your Instagram.


followinglikeFollowingLike is similar to both Follow Adder and InstaQ except that it spreads itself out a little more – its desktop software is designed to be used with any popular social media, not just Instagram.

Because of this, its different service and price points are categorized by how many accounts you want the service to cover. Automation of a single account will set you back $49, and this is a one time fee, so again this is another piece of software that is similar to Follow Adder.

Five accounts will set you back a one time fee of $79 while unlimited accounts will cost you $299, so there is a package for each budget, again depending on how many accounts you are hoping to use the software.

So what are its features?

It has the essential services of most other automated bots – task scheduling and managing activities artificially while making them look natural and organic. Additionally, it has bonus features like content scraping. Content scraping allows you to gather data for analysis across your different accounts that can be used automatically by the software to help grow your followers.

It also has a feature called content spinning which divides the content you’ve collected, dispersing it amongst multiple accounts for you, helping to boost the promoting of your business pages saving you time as you don’t have to task each account to do this individually.


instazoodNow we are going to review Instazood.

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Just like all the previously mentioned automated products, Instazood is an automatic desktop software performing all the essential functions of scheduled engagement for your Instagram. It’s an easy to use, affordable option that features all the services you would expect from this software.

Instazood comes with the possibility of making your account VIP – this means you hand over complete control to their programmers, saving you, even more, time in the outsourcing department. So you can either choose to navigate the software yourself or as an upgrade get someone on their end of things to handle this.

They offer automation on multiple accounts, which is great if you’re trying to juggle more than one. They also have a vast support network which is helpful if you’re new to the game and need some guidance through the initial stages. Instazood comes with a free three-day trial, so you can play around with it before you buy and make sure it’s the bot you’re looking for.

As well as following/unfollowing, liking/unliking, commenting and direct messaging they also feature a comment tracker that organizes all of your comments into a platform that is easy to use, making it easier for you to manage and reply to them. Instazood is an excellent balance of automatic and manual engagement, leaving it up to you to decide how much of this scheduled work you want to be handled for you. Lastly, it prides itself on being ahead of the game when it comes to Instagram, ensuring that its automated processes are random at times and not instant to avoid suspicion with Instagram and risk getting shut down – so there is a level of security in that.

Update November 2017: Unfortunately, Instazood has recently been reported as having a bad safety record so we are no longer recommending this software.

There has been much chatter on the Internet about this topic, including threads on Reddit, Free Your Spine, Influencive, and BlackHatWorld. Each replacement mentioned above has its pros and cons, which is good to remember when trying to decide what to substitute it with.

Each comes with all the necessary automated services, so it’s worth looking into the additional features to find out exactly which one of these pieces of botting software is going to fit your Instagram account best.

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