IGtools – Is it safe to use? Reviews + Alternative

IGtools is a website that offers services that are as old as Instagram itself: fake likes and views delivered straight to your profile. While there are hundreds of other similar platforms in the market, IGtools stands out because it offers those services for free.

I spent a couple of hours testing and analyzing IGtools. In this post we will take a look the results of those tests: does IGtools actually do what it’s supposed to do, and more importantly, is it safe to use?

Does IGtools actually work?

igtools homepageThe first thing you come across when visiting their website is that some features are ‘under maintenance’. This means those services aren’t currently available.

I took the time to create a new Instagram account (for safety reasons) and test the other ‘working’ features. Here are the results:

IGtools video view toolSend Video Views: It works. It says you can add up to 60 views, but I only managed to add 30.

Send Story Views: It works. I added 100 views to my story, but to this hour I can’t realize what the use for this feature is.

Send IGTV Views: It works. Similar to video views, I managed to add 30 views to my IGTV video.

Send Comment Likes: It didn’t work for me. After passing several CAPTCHA tests, I finally managed to order 30 likes for my comment under a Vogue Magazine post. To my disappointment, the likes were not delivered even after two hours.

Send Poll Votes: It only works for the basic two-option poll. I ordered 100 ‘yes’ votes for my most recent poll, and it was delivered.

Poll votes IGtools

How easy was using IGtools?

igtools captcha testsConsidering IGtools’ services are offered for free, seeing advertisements was inevitable. Before using their services, you are forced to pause your AdBlock first (if you have one). The ads themselves aren’t really intrusive though.

The most annoying part about using IGtools were the constant CAPTCHA tests and the occasional errors. You should be prepared to complete a lot of bus/car/crossroad CAPTCHA tests, and you will occasionally run into errors for no apparent reason.

Read more: How to sell on Instagram without a website

Is IGtools safe to use?

Safe:

  • The website has a valid SSL certificate. This means the owners have taken the time to register their website for a valid SSL certificate.
  • Contact information is available. However, it’s only an email. They need to provide a phone number and address, or at least a contact us button.

Unsafe:

  • There are no FAQ and help pages on the website.
  • There is no privacy policy page. This is especially concerning because you will need to use your real Instagram username and password to log in.
  • There is no mention of customer service or 24/7 assistance.
  • There are no real reviews on the website. This is common among scam websites.

Moreover, Instagram has been taking quite harshly to fake followers and likes recently. If you keep using bot services like IGtools, you run the serious risk of having your account banned

All in all, IGtools is not safe for a variety of reasons, and they don’t even bother to be. I recommend that you never use your real Instagram information on this website, and only use features that don’t require you to log in.

What is a better alternative to IGtools?

Instagram course 2020: AiGrow webinar

Sadly, IGtools is lacking in three departments: It’s not safe to use, it provides only fake likes and views, and its features are lacking. The only good thing about IGtools is that it’s free to use.

But what if there was a free IGtools alternative that doesn’t have its weaknesses?

AiGrow – Real Growth for your Instagram

Fake likes and views are no longer the way to go for growing your Instagram account. Ever since two years ago, Instagram actively removes fake likes and followers and punishes the accounts that use them. Moreover, fake likes and views will contribute nothing to actually growing your account.

Instead, growing your account organically (without bots) is both better and safer in the long term.

How can you grow your account with AiGrow?

There are several ways that AiGrow can help you to grow your account. Let’s take a look at some of them:

  • Get optimized hashtag suggestions: Simply type in a keyword and AiGrow will provide you with a list of the most popular hashtags in that category. By advertising your post with the right hashtags, you will soon attract real followers to your account.
  • Hold automated Instagram contests: AiGrow’s contest manager is both neat and easy to use. Learn more about this feature.
  • Use AiGrow’s content calendar to get post and hashtag ideas: AiGrow’s content calendar gives you content/hashtag ideas for every day of the year.
  • Post multiple links to your bio: Use AiGrow’s biolink solution to drive traffic to your website. Read more about this feature.
  • Repost Content from other Instagram accounts: This useful feature isn’t available in the default Instagram app, but you will have access to it with AiGrow.

And many other features. Sign up your free AiGrow account now to start a new era for your Instagram account: organic growth and engagement.

Post by Paul Burns

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