“This Was Me” isn’t working

Yellow Duck
Help Center | Yellow Duck
1 min readAug 1, 2019


When you will be trying to link your Instagram account with YellowDuck you may get the verification request from Instagram.

You can easily pass it by opening Instagram on your mobile device and selecting “This Was Me”.

Notice: It is always better to have a recovery email and phone number set up for your Instagram account.

Important: When YellowDuck asks you to click “This Was Me”, but you don’t see this option in your Instagram application, make sure you are logged in to the same Instagram account.

Sometimes “This Was Me” isn’t working, you can try the following steps:

  1. Update your Instagram application or make sure it is the latest version.
  2. Disable any AdBlocker extensions you may run on your device. It is common for AdBlockers to prevent certain scripts from running properly.
  3. Do not use any VPN. As VPN can change the location from which you connect and alert Instagram security.)
  4. Try login to your Instagram from a PC browser using your username and password not Facebook login: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/