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08 March 2019

Psoriasis Hashtags Restored by Instagram

After campaigning from the psoriasis community, several previously blocked psoriasis-related hashtags have been fully restored.

We are delighted that, as of yesterday evening (7th March), the remaining blocked psoriasis-related hashtags (psoriasisuk, #scalppsoriasis, #guttatepsoriasis, #psoriasisawareness, #psoriasissupport, #psoriasiscommunity, #psoriasislife, and #psoriasisproblems) appear to have been restored by Instagram! This means that members of the psoriasis community can once again use these hashtags to read about other people’s experiences and access vital support on the platform.

We would like to thank every one of you who has campaigned for this by posting about it, sharing your concerns and signing our petition to help highlight the issue to Instagram. Your efforts have made a difference!

We are, however, extremely concerned that this problem has now occurred two years in a row. With this in mind, we will continue with our efforts to make contact with Instagram in order to establish why the hashtags were blocked in the first place and what can be done to prevent a recurrence next year, or at any time in the future.

If you continue to experience any issues with the hashtags, please do let us know.