Do you struggle to post on Instagram? Have you tried everything, but had no luck? Perhaps you’ve even asked on social media, but nobody seems to know the answer. Well, we’re here to solve that problem. In this article, we’ll share with you some of the most common reasons Instagram isn’t letting you post. And we’ll walk you through a few steps you can take to overcome them. So let’s get started.

Reasons Why Is Instagram Not Letting Me Post?

If you can’t post your image on Instagram, what can you do? Try uploading a different file type. If you’re using an iPhone or iPod Touch, try uploading the image directly from the camera roll. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to use a third-party program. Check out this guide for more information. Here are the top 5 reasons why I think Instagram is blocking me.

Instagram’s Terms and Conditions:

Instagram’s terms and conditions state that they reserve the right to delete any images uploaded without permission. You must be 18 years of age or older to have access to the service. If you violate their T&C’s, you may lose your account.

Your Instagram Account:

Your account might be blocked if someone else has already used your email address. If you use the same email for multiple accounts, make sure to change the password on the other accounts. Also, use a unique phone number if you use your email for more than one account.

Your Email Address:

Your email address may have been shared with another person or company. If this is the case, and you want to keep your Instagram account, you can request to have your account activated again by contacting

Privacy Settings:

I’ve found that sometimes Instagram will block images because of privacy settings. If you have a private image, only you and those you approve should be able to view it. It’s possible that someone has posted an image of you in private mode, and your account is now locked due to this.

Post Too Often:

The more frequently you post, the more likely Instagram is to flag your account as spam. To avoid this, post less often.

If your Instagram account has been blocked, contact the team at to have it unlocked. If your Instagram account was blocked because of a third-party app that was used to upload an image, the team won’t be able to unblock it for you.

How Can I get Instagram To Let Me Post?

Here’s a quick breakdown of how to fix your Instagram account and why it may be preventing you from posting.

Full Image Change:

If you need a boost and need to double your engagement rate, try doing something to improve your brand awareness. In this case, I think you’ll have to go for a full image change because your brand awareness is already too high.

Do Not Post Same Content On Multiple Platforms:

A lot of people who’ve had their account suspended are posting the same content to other social media accounts, which is a big no-no. Your account can also get suspended when you use multiple accounts to make it look like you’re posting from more than one account.

Keep Photo Sizes Correct:

Make sure that you have the correct photo sizes, captions, hashtags, etc. If you use a professional tool like Canva, make sure to use the recommended sizes.

Do Not Post More Than 3 Photos:

Don’t post more than three pictures per post (this includes Instagram Stories and you also use Instagram story viewer) or use more than three hashtags in one post.

Do Not Tag The Brand:

Never tag the brand you’re advertising in your Instagram posts. The platform will notice your account and suspend it if they see too much brand awareness.

Do Not Tag Your Competitors:

Do not tag your competitors in your Instagram posts. If you’re advertising for your competitor, they will be able to spot you and report it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Would Instagram limit me?

Because they are trying to drive traffic to their main competitor, Facebook.

Why Should They Care About Me Posting On Their Platform?

Because the only way Instagram will gain users is by getting people to post on their platform and share posts on other platforms like Twitter. By limiting people from posting more than once every 15 minutes on Instagram they will be getting more people to go to Facebook and then share their posts there instead. Instagram doesn’t care about me, but it does care about making sure you get onto Facebook and that is its main objective. You can’t get around it. This is going to continue until a lot of people go back to using Facebook as their main social media platform.

What can I do about it?

There are a couple of things I would suggest.

  • First of all, switch your account to private. Now, this is going to make you seem less connected with your followers, but it’s better than nothing.
  • Another thing you could do is sign up for other social networks that allow you to post more often.

Wrapping It All Up:

Instagram does have its reasons for restricting certain content and limiting the number of posts you can make each day. They are using this approach to curb spammy practices. However, if you’ve ever been blocked from posting to Instagram, you know how frustrating it can be. But the good news is there are many ways you can try and circumvent their policies and continue posting without any limitations. Make sure to read the tips that we have mentioned above to continue posting on Instagram.

Jayden Thomas
Hi! I'm Jayden Thomas, the founder of Grambe and a lover of all things social media-related. My life is social media-related. I love the internet and everything it has to offer! It's my job to stay up-to-date on all of the latest trends in order to provide you with top-quality content. I've been running my own website for over 2 years now and it's grown into one of the most popular websites in its niche. I love what I do because it gives me the chance to meet new people every day, and interact with them about their interests without ever leaving my computer screen! You might be wondering why I created this site? Well, at first it was because I wanted to help people with their social media needs but as time went on, it became apparent that there was a greater need for an independent site so that people would have access to unbiased information.