TL;DR: Use an Adblocker on your phone and install Instagram through your Browser as a PWA.
I recently stumbled across this blog post because the Instagram Ads were getting more and more aggressive.
I am reporting every ad i see for almost a month now but they are still appearing on a regular basis…. pretty frustating since once you report them, you realise even more how often Instagram shows you ads.
This week i discovered a pretty easy and straight forward way to hide ALL ads completly.
First you need to install an adblocker for your Browser on your Phone. This is not as easy as installing a Browser extension on your computer like uBlock Origin but nowadays it is almost as easy.
For iPhone users i recommend Adblock, though i am not affiliated with this app so any other should work aswell.
If you know any similar app for Android, please let me know so i can list it in this article :)
After installing the Adblocker, open
instagram.com in your Browser and go to your Browser settings (might also be in the
share section). You should see an option called
Add to Homescreen or
Install to Homescreen -> click this! Now you can enter any name you like, i choosed
Now go to your Homescreen and open the ‘new’ App called
Insta Adfree, you should be presented with a login screen and some banners telling you to download the app. Just ignore them and click on the
x to close them. After accepting the Cookies they won’t disturb you again.
Login with your Insta Account and enjoy only the stuff you want to enjoy!
I would recommend to keep your Instagram App installed on your phone for features that the web version is missing. The normal stuff like following, commenting and liking works like a charm :)