Maybe You are wondering why Instagram blocked you from following more users. You hit the “Follow” button, and nothing happens. This means you have been temporarily blocked from following people by Instagram. Calm down!!!

It’s pretty common, happens to lots of us including experts and social media managers, and is only temporary. In some cases, Instagram will tell you exactly what you did wrong.

Why Can't I Follow People on Instagram?

So let’s find out what’s happening here …

Why does Instagram blocked you from following other users?

Instagram would block you from following for many different reasons:

  1. Following users too fast (while starting out)
  2. Exceeded follow limit per hour
  3. Reaching the maximum following limit (7500)
  4. Using spammy apps and services
  5. More than one person logged in to the IG account
  6. Instagram is being sensitive

How long does Instagram block you from following?

There is no definitive response to this, and the platform doesn’t talk much about it. Still, we have seen the temporary block last as brief as 20 minutes to as long as various days for some Instagram accounts. So, remember not to reset the temporary block time-clock by proceeding to try the following action every other minute. Instead, let the temporary block expire without interference which will advance your ability to get your account back to normal.

How to fix being blocked from following others on Instagram?

Since only Instagram knows the more exceptional details of what causes the temporary block, there’s not much precise information on how to fix the problem other than to wait. If you certainly cannot expect, here are a few guides that may work, but aren’t guaranteed:

Method 1: Device vs. Web browser

  • If you are using an Instagram mobile app, then login via a web browser and try to follow someone. If you’re using a web browser, then log in via your phone and try to follow someone. If it works, great. If not, wait.

Method 2: Log out and in!

  1. Go to your settings
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and find “Log out.”
  3. Log back into your Instagram account and try following someone.

Method 3: Remove the app and Install again

  1. Go to your settings
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and find “Log out.”
  3. Uninstall your Instagram app and re-install it again

Method 4: Follow users via Facebook

  1. From your profile, click on the gear icon to go to your Settings
  2. Under the “Follow People,” tap on Facebook Friends
  3. Log into Facebook as instructed.
  4. Then, try to follow someone.
Why Can't I Follow People on Instagram?

That’s it.

Let us know if any of these methods worked for you or not in the comments below.