The 2020 List of Instagram Engagement Groups (200+ groups updated Mar 2020)
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What are Instagram Pods?
Instagram pods (also called Instagram engagement groups or Telegram pods) are private networks that Instagrammers join.
Members of the pod like and comment on each other's posts in hope of beating Instagram's algorithm and increasing the reach and impressions of their post.
Are Instagram Pods the same as DM groups on Instagram?
Well, slightly different. Instagram pods are found on Telegram and typically have a few thousand members.
DM groups on Instagram are literally groups of max 15 accounts (typically in the same niche) on Instagram. They drop links to new post and members of the DM group will engage.
The difference is with a few thousand people in the group, you can pretty much drop your post at any time and expect to get pretty instant engagement. With an Instagram DM group, there needs to be a bit more coordination if you want instant impact.
However, the benefits of a DM group are that members could be more targeted at your niche.
(Personally I don't find DM groups effective for me - they're too small and it's a pain to have to coordinate schedules).
Where can I find these Engagement Groups?
The most active engagement groups are on Telegram.
What do these pods do?
These pods are big with a few thousand members participating 24h around the clock.
There are different three types of groups:
Different groups have different number of rules. For example:
Some groups have minimum follower requirements (1K, 5K, 10K, 20K, 25K, 5oK etc) and these groups tend to have Telegram bots that can check if you satisfy the pod's requirements or not.
Are there Instagram pods for specific niches?
Yes there are!
There are pods for all the big niches, such as:
How to join an Instagram Engagement Group?
Many groups are closed, so you'll have to watch for announcements when they open.
Currently, here are some open groups that you can join.
If you want to join an Instagram pod, I've prepared a massive downloadable spreadsheet where you will see the Telegram invite links to join the engagement groups:
Or you can ask an admin to add you.
But I've noticed that once you join a few - you'll automatically get added to new groups when they form.
What do you do once you join?
First you check the rules. Rules are usually pinned at the top of the group. Rules typically include:
If it's a Dx5 likes group, you must like the last 5 posts that you see in the group before dropping your own.
If it is a Dx20 Instagram pod for likes and comments, you must like and comment on the last 20 links in the group.
You'll notice that people before you have dropped the links to their Instagram posts in this format,
"Dx5 @username https://instagram.com/p/post-link"
"Dx10 @username https://instagram.com/p/post-link"
"Dx15 @username https://instagram.com/p/post-link"
"Dx20 @username https://instagram.com/p/post-link"
Are these likes real or fake?
These likes are very real, from real people and real accounts. This is not the same as buying followers or likes from fake accounts.
Most of the groups on telegram consists of human participation and human engagement.
Some Instagrammers will higher virtual assistants from the Philippines or India to help them participate in these groups, but by and large they consist of humans, not bots.
What about Telegram bots?
Some of the groups are manned by Telegram bots, who can moderate the groups, scold or ban you if you break the rules, teach you commands, share analytics and check if you have completed your rounds.
For example, the bots can tell if you leech, which will result of you being kicked out of the group permanently.
Leeching is when you drop your link but you did not complete your round of likes - essentially you're trying to leech free likes without giving back to the group.
If you are caught leeching, you'll get warned. Too many warnings and you''ll kicked out and banned permanently from the group.
What if I'm banned from an engagement pod?
For some groups, you can contact the admin to be re-instated. Unfortunately for most groups, once you're banned, you're banned.
Moral of the story: pay attention to your warns. Wait for them to be reset.
Are these engagement pods free?
These groups are free, but many will offer some sort of paid, done for you service.
Which are the best Instagram Engagement Group on Telegram?
I like the Wolf pods. They run a well organised group with many different niches and thousands of active users.
In particular, I'm a big fan of their 24 hour Instagram pods.
Follow the Wolf Global Entry and Wolf Global News channels for updates on latest groups.
Are there country specific Instagram engagement groups?
Probably, but none that I know of.
You can also try to form your own DM groups (these are Instagram DM groups of max 15 accounts engaging with each other in the same niche)
How much work is it?
It's a ton of work, having to manually like and engage on others post. Some engagement pods have rules, like minimum 4 word comment, no emojis.
It can typically take a good 20-30 minutes just to satisfy the requirements to drop one link.
Groups do get more advanced, where various levels of automation kick in. Some groups like Wolf 24 hour like groups offer a chrome extension that automatically likes on all users posts in the group (usually 200+ users).
This guarantees that over the next 24 hours, everyone participating in the group will like your post.
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