why am I getting Instagram messages on facebook marketplace (Easy Fix)

why am I getting Instagram messages on facebook marketplace

You might have gotten spam messages from Instagram users when you post ads on the Facebook marketplace.

It is strange because these apps, which are Facebook and Instagram, are two different entities.

So why should you receive an Instagram spam message on your Facebook ads?

I want to tell you that Facebook and Instagram are linked together. The same company runs them, so receiving an Instagram message on your Facebook ads is likely to occur.

You should block the user to stop receiving Instagram spam messages on your Facebook ads. Read further to help you solve this issue.

In this post, I will discuss why you’re getting such spammy messages and how to prevent this problem from reoccurring.

You should rest assured that you are in the right post, so stay glued and don’t miss anything.

Reasons why you’re getting such a spammy message

Receiving spam messages could be better, and you have to stop them. To do so, you need to know why you are getting these messages. Below are some of the reasons.

1. Facebook shows marketplace ads on Instagram

Since we have understood that Facebook and Instagram are linked, hearing that Facebook shows ads on the Instagram platform shouldn’t be weird.

These ads that are displayed on the Instagram platform attract Instagram users to participate in the ads. They aimed to reach a wider audience.

But unfortunately, the ads posted on the Instagram platform attract both good buyers and scammers to the ads. This is one of the reasons you see Instagram users spam on your Facebook ads.

2. Spammers use Instagram bots to tap from Facebook users

Spammers use tools (applications) to access Instagram since Instagram and Facebook are owned by the same owner.

So they use the Instagram algorithm to also tap from the Facebook algorithm. All this is done to grow fake followers since an Instagram bot carries it out.

Another intention might be to spam users with scam messages.

3. Glitch from the Facebook marketplace

The Facebook marketplace might have a technical fault stopping it from functioning correctly. That’s why you see those spam messages.

Solution to getting Instagram messages on your Facebook

Here are ways out of receiving spam messages on your Facebook marketplace.

1. Block the account

If the message keeps coming from a single Instagram account and you have Identified the account, you should block the account.

To block an account on Facebook;

  • Log in to Facebook from a computer.
  • Switch to the profile that you want to use.
  • Click your profile picture in the top right of Facebook.
  • Select Settings & privacy, then click Settings.
  • Click Blocking in the left menu.
  • In the Block users section, enter the profile name you want to block.
  • Then click Block.

2  Report your problem

The problem concerning getting Instagram messages on your Facebook account might be a glitch that needs to be solved by you.

I strongly advise you to report the problem to Facebook.

To report the problem. 

  • Tap in the top right of Facebook.
  • Scroll to the bottom and select Report a Problem.
  • Select the Facebook product you’re having a problem with.
  • Describe your problem in the text box, including the steps you took to encounter the issue.
  • Attach a screenshot (optional).
  • Tap Submit.

Final Thought

Going through this guide, we understand that Facebook and Instagram are linked, and it won’t be a rear case to see Facebook ads on Instagram.

But to avoid getting spam messages from Instagram users, you should follow any methods I have briefed in this content.

If this guide has helped you with why you are getting an Instagram message on the Facebook marketplace, please leave your honest review in the comment section below.

Victor Jacobs (Maverick Opeyemi)
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