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Why Can’t I Comment on Instagram?

Instagram is a social media platform where you can engage with other users, search for relevant content, give likes, and leave comments on pictures and videos. Like every other action on Instagram, commenting can get blocked as well. Instagram might not only prevent you from leaving a comment under a certain picture or a certain user’s posts but also prevent you from commenting altogether. Several reasons might be causing you not to comment on Instagram. If you are struggling with this problem, here are the reasons and some solutions to why you can’t comment on Instagram.

Reasons For Not Being Able to Comment on Instagram

Chances are you wanted to comment on someone’s post, tapped on the Instagram comment icon, wrote a well thought out comment, pressed send, and got a “Comments Blocked” message from Instagram. This can be annoying if you don’t know the cause and how to fix it. Here are the reasons you might be receiving an error message from Instagram.

Your Instagram App is Not Up to Date

The most common reason you aren’t able to comment on Instagram posts is that you haven’t updated your app to the latest version. Not having the updated version of Instagram will prevent you from using some of the app’s features and cause some issues.

You Have More Than 5 Mentions In Your Comment

Instagram only allows 5 mentions in a single comment. If you want to mention more people (using @ with the username) you can add several comments.

You Have More Than 30 Hashtags in Your Comment

You can add only up to 30 hashtags to your comments as well as captions. Adding more hashtags will get your comment blocked by Instagram.

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You are Repeatedly Commenting the Same Thing

If you copy and paste the same comment repeatedly, even if it is on different posts, Instagram will recognize it and block you from commenting. If you add a personal touch to your comment like the name of the person posting it, your comment won’t get blocked.

You Have Exceeded the Daily Comment Limit

The Instagram algorithm will allow you to make about 180 to 200 comments daily before blocking your Instagram account. It is quite difficult to exceed this amount without any help, but it might be helpful to keep it in mind.

Someone Might Have Blocked You

If you can’t leave comments on the posts by just a specific Instagram user, most probably that person has blocked you. You can check if it’s the case by trying to add a comment on another person’s post.

Your Comment May Contain Filtered Words or Phrases

Some words or phrases violate Instagram’s terms of service. If you use them by mistake, your comment will be filtered out by Instagram. The post owner can also use a manual filter to filter out some words so that if you use them, your comment will be hidden. 

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What Can You Do to Comment on Instagram Again

When Instagram blocks your account, it actually blocks your IP address. If Instagram blocked your IP, using another device, for example logging in from your computer instead of your phone, maybe the solution you are looking for. Another solution is to use a VPN on your device. The VPN will change your IP; therefore, you will be able to comment again. 

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If you are using wifi, switching to mobile data on your phone can also work because by switching from wifi to mobile data, you are also switching from public IP to private IP. 

Most of the blocks on Instagram are temporary and last 24 hours. So if you are not in a hurry, just waiting for a period of time is also an option.

To Conclude Why You Can’t Comment on Instagram

We have gone over all the possible reasons you can’t comment on Instagram and what you can do to fix it. The most frequent reason is that your Instagram App isn’t the latest version. You can easily fix it by updating your app or changing your IP address if the problem stems from other reasons mentioned in the article. 

If you liked this article, you may also like our article about can’t seeing comments on Instagram.

Frequently Asked Questions About

Most likely, the Instagram app on your mobile isn’t updated. Check if there is a recent update. If you update it, you can have a look at the other possible causes in the article. 

The comment block on Instagram is 24 hours. If Instagram blocked from commenting, you can just wait it out.

You can change your IP address by using a VPN, using another device, or switching from wifi to mobile data or vice versa.

Yes, Instagram allows its users to ban certain users from commenting on their posts.

Since you don’t get any notification when you are blocked, you can try to comment on another person’s post. If you can do it, probably the other user has banned you.

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  1. ChloeBlanchard

    To whom this may concern, I can’t comment on anything anymore it’s been a week! I updated my Instagram, still nothing has changed. I tried restarting my phone, still nothing. Someone please help!??

  2. Herman

    There is this page on which I simply can’t provide a comment. Will be using these instructions!

  3. Angelika

    I haven’t been able to comment in Instagram for over 4 weeks. I have done all updates etc.
    I can post though, can do stories, and can like posts and comments.
    Would you have any suggestion on what i could do ro comment again?
    Thank you!!!!

    • Dennis

      Hello, have you tried contacting Instagram through the Instagram Help Centre about this issue?

  4. Avon

    I don’t agree that vpn helps..i still can’t comment

  5. Victorio

    I haven’t able to to comment in Instagram for over 3 weeks. I have done all updates, etc. I can post, can do stories and can like posts but comment NO. How can I fix this?

  6. danny

    I can’t embend a video into a comment. When i try to add a comment instagram refuses to post the comment (without any URL and no swearing words). For this reason i won’t use instagram anymore.

    • Yasmin Talley
      Yasmin Talley

      Your issue might be due to technical glitches or account restrictions. If this is a significant inconvenience, consider contacting Instagram Support or exploring other platforms.