Why won’t Instagram let me follow people?
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In this article, I’m gonna share with you one of the hot topics why Instagram doesn’t let me follow more people now?
Instagram is the most engaging and active social networking application.
It’s a social networking website. Instagram allows you to share the visual content.
It can be an image or a video.
All you need to make an account and start using it.
After visiting the site now you have to click on the signup button then it will ask you to fill up your basic details.
If you already have a Facebook account then you can directly sign up on Instagram with your Facebook account.
After creating an account now you have to fill up the full details of your account.
If you have a personal account then you need to fill the detail in according to that way but if you have a business account then you have to fill in your company details.
Using Instagram is extremely easy.
You can follow other people and others can follow you back.
You can like someone else pictures and can comment on other’s content.
Content can be anything either it can be images or videos.
You can share the content on your Instagram feed, stories, and through direct message.
If you want to share the content publically then you have to post the content on Instagram feed and stories but if you want to share privately then you have to share the content via direct message.
Now Instagram has one more feature.
You can now post long videos from Instagram TV or also known as the IGTV.
It’s a platform for sharing long videos.
Instagram now allows you to share the last up to 10 minutes of videos.
Instagram is a platform of increasing followers, the more you have followers the more you can reach the people.
Sometimes it happens that you can’t follow more people.
It can have multiple reasons, in this article I’m gonna figure out how you can overcome this situation and how you can follow more people.
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There can be multiple reasons a few of them are listed below:
1. It can be a bug:
Sometimes your Instagram application can have bugs.
These bugs can come into play due to many reasons.
Maybe your Instagram application is not up to date.
Maybe your application got stuck just because you’re using an old version of the application.
For resolving the issue, all you need to update your application from the play store or AppStore.
For updating the application you have to visit the play store and go to my apps and games.
Then you’ll find three sections the first one is the updates section where you’ll find all the applications that need to be updated.
Installed section, where you’ll find all the applications that already been installed, and a library section where you’ll find all the apps that you already use before but uninstalled now.
You can now update your application from the updates section and then restart your application.
Maybe your issue will solve.
If still your issue not solved then you have to restart your device.
You can also uninstall the application and restart the app again.
Now after reinstalling the app now, you have to login again, so you just need to have your Instagram password.
If you have signed up with Facebook then no need to remember the password.
After restarting the app if still, you can’t follow people then you have the last option to report the bug.
Either you can do it from your laptop or PC or you can use your Instagram app for it.
- Report bug from laptop or PC:
For reporting an error all you need to go to the link and explain about your account then you have to hit the submit button.
Instagram reviews your issue and will respond but care should be taken if the problem is general means it’s from your end then Instagram will not respond to you.
Generally, I have seen Instagram only respond when the problem is public means everyone getting the same problem then Instagram announces the issue from its official social handlers.
- Report bug from your cell phone:
If you want to report the bug from the Instagram application then you have to go to your app and open your account then you have to click on the profile tab at the bottom right corner.
After that, you have to click on the three horizontal lines and click on the settings tab.
Scroll down below and go to the report a problem tab.
Now you have to type your issue and then hit the submit button.
These are the best possible ways of reporting bugs.
2. Maybe you are using the bots:
If you’re violating the Instagram guidelines by following too many accounts in a short interval then the Instagram algorithm will definitely hit you and ban your action for some time.
Generally, it happens that if you are doing too much activity at a short time then the algorithm seems to be it’s spam and blocks your action.
It’s a guideline that you have to follow, like, or comment on other users post wisely and make it human interaction, not a bot interaction.
Nowadays the algorithm becomes too smart, you can’t do any spamming activity on your account.
If still, you want to use the bots applications or websites then it’s a recommendation for you to use them wisely.
You have to set the time limit.
You can follow up to 60 people in an hour.
Many Instagram experts did research and find that if you want to follow too many accounts then you must have to limit yourself up to 60 accounts in an hour.
3. Maybe your internet connection not working properly:
It may be a concern that your internet connection not working properly.
For fixing the issue you have to check your internet connection.
Either you’re using the broadband, wifi or you’re using your mobile data.
You have to make sure that your internet connection properly connected.
Sometimes it happens that your internet not working for a short time and applications take time to load and even you can’t follow the people.
It’s a basic problem all you need to wait sometimes, until your internet again start working.
If you have wifi then you can restart your wifi router and see the problem solved or not.
4. You got a limit of the following:
It always to be good to follow fewer people as compared to your followers.
If you want to become a successful Instagram influencer then you must have fewer followers.
You can follow last up to 7500 people. Once you’ll get the limit you’ll not be able to follow more people.
It’s a recommendation, if you already got a limit then you must have to consider removing the ghost followers or also known as the inactive followers.
Ghost followers are those who don’t show any activity on your Instagram post for a long time.
These accounts may be spammy or bot accounts.
All you need to remove these accounts from your following list.
For removing ghost followers there are a lot of tools or websites available in the market.
You can easily identify the ghost followers from these apps or websites and can easily remove them from your account.
5. Maybe Instagram down for that time:
Sometimes it happens that Instagram may be down just because of some reason.
You have to keep check of your twitter handle, is Instagram updated any issue via tweet?
It happens rarely but you have to keep an eye.
You can also check it manually from various websites.
Just type on google website down detector.
You’ll find the list of all the websites.
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Now you have to visit the website and paste the link inside the box and hit the enter button.
Here I listed some guidelines that will help you to stay in the limit of your actions:
- Likes Limit:
Likes limit should be one like in 28-36 seconds or 1000 likes in every 24 hours.
- Followers limit:
Follower’s limit should be 1 follow in ever 28-36 seconds or 200 follows in every hour.
You must need to limit yourself to 1000 follows every 24 hours or a day.
- Followers + Like limit:
Followers and like limit should be around 2000 actions (1000 likes and 1000 follows) in every single day.
You can also say that 1+1 action in every 28-38 seconds.
- Unfollow limit:
You can unfollow a single account in 12-22 seconds or can also say that 1000 accounts in every 24 hours.
- Mention limit in ever caption:
You can mention 5 people in every single post. For the next 5 activity, you have to wait for 350-450 seconds.
- Comment limit:
You can do 12-14 comments every hour. Comment interval should 350-400 seconds.
- Publishing the content:
The content limit should be for a new account is 2-3 images in a day.
If your account is old then you can post 9-12 images a day and the same for the video content also.
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So after concluding the session, I can say that there can be multiple reasons that you are not able to follow more people.
These major reasons I already listed above.
If still, your problem will not solve then you must need to report to the Instagram team.
The team will definitely help you to solve your issue.
Instagram is a social networking website and application.
You must need to respect the community guidelines.
You have to make sure that you shouldn’t do any spammy activity that may land your account at risk.
If you still have questions then please comment down below I’ll surely help you out to solve the issues.
Tell me what problem you’re facing with your account?