It’s been there for MONTHS.
“See COVID-19 Business Resources”.
We feel ya. Every time you open the app, there’s the same notification on your profile.
So what do you do about it? How do you get rid of that COVID-19 warning on Instagram?
Here’s how… you can’t. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Instagram wants the COVID-19 warning there to prevent people from exploiting the public health crisis.
They’ve also put several new policies into effect, including the removal of COVID-19 accounts from account recommendations, and COVID-19 related content from Explore, unless posted by a credible health organization.
They also downrank content in feed and Stories that has been rated false by third-party-fact checkers.
Wondering about other warnings you may get on Instagram? Check out these resources:
- Keeping People Informed, Safe, and Supported on Instagram – Since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency in January, Instagram has taken steps to help people access accurate information, stay safe, and stay connected.
- Instagram Is Trying To Reroute People Clicking Into The #Coronavirus Hashtag To More Credible Sources – Facebook has also said it would conduct “proactive sweeps” in order to remove or block hashtags spreading misinformation on Instagram.
- These 12 Banned Hashtags Tell Us What Instagram Is Afraid Of Becoming – The Data Pack has a large list of hashtags that Instagram has rendered unsearchable. You can tag your photos with them, but doing so is meaningless because no one will be able to search for them.
- Instagram warning after tourist taking photos plunges to his death at The Gap in Albany – The incident has highlighted concerns shared by authorities around the world of tourists putting themselves in grave danger in an effort to capture the ultimate shot for social media.
- Instagram Adds New Feature To Support Small Businesses During COVID-19 – This move to help businesses spread the word to customers and followers about how to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic is the latest in a series of Facebook acts, including a $100 million grant program to help small businesses around the world impacted by coronavirus.