Spammers continue to target Instagram, and an innocent user is caught in the crossfire. Instagram will likely block duplicate comments and those that include multiple tagged users.
You may not see your comments in 2021 for a number of different reasons. I’ll cover all of them in this article.
12 Reasons why you can’t comment on Instagram live
Certain users hide comments from their Instagram live feeds, so you can’t comment on their Instagram lives. Unfortunately, you can’t do anything about it.
- Your Instagram app is not up to date
- Instagram is down
- Your internet connection is poor
- Commenting has been disabled, or restricted to specific users.
- Your comments on their posts have been blocked, or a word you used has been blocked.
- You have exceed the number of likes, comments, follows, and unfollows.
- You are action blocked on Instagram
- Your comment contains more than five mentions (with @).
- Adding over 30 hashtags to a single post is not acceptable.
- You posted multiple duplicate comments (this includes emojis).
- Your account is new
- The words or phrases you used are banned.
What is the maximum number of “like” and “comment” on Instagram?
Instagram limits the number of engagements you can have each day. To prevent unethical growth tactics, Instagram limits the number of engagements you can have each day.
Each account does not have a specific limit. Your account probably has a lower limit if it is a new one.
I suggest that you limit your activity for a brand new account until you have completed your bio, profile picture, and a few posts.
Examples of typical daily engagement limits for established accounts are as follows:
- Daily likes of 1000
- Daily comments of 400–500
- Follow/unfollow 250 times a day
Hourly limits are also reportedly in place! For newer accounts, the limits will likely be lower.
- An hourly average of 30–60 likes
- An hourly rate of 30-60 comments
- An average of 30-60 follows/unfollows per hour
- An hourly rate of 30-60 messages
For a period of time, you will not be able to do any of these activities if you exceed these limits.
Is it possible to post the same Instagram comment more than once?
It may surprise you to learn that spammers (and some marketers) use automated “bot” comments to draw attention to their accounts. As the Instagram audience grows, we have to deal with this annoying aspect as it becomes an increasingly attractive target.
The company hopes that blocking duplicate comments will stop bots from commenting.
Please do not use bot comments if you’re marketing on Instagram. Regardless of how varied or spaced out your comments are; auto-commenting is flat-out annoying.
You can add a few relevant emoticons if you just want to make a few quick comments.
Consider including the real name of the person in the comment as Instagram cracks down. This will not only add a personal touch, but Instagram will recognize it as a genuine, un-automated comment.
- Comments on Instagram are blocked when users are tagged [@mentions]
- You may be blocked from commenting on Instagram if you have multiple tags.
- According to Instagram, the maximum number of @mentions per comment is 5.
In the event your comment was still blocked despite tagging no more than five people, keep reading for more ideas.
I was able to tag multiple users in a comment thread without Instagram taking me to the task. Several times I tried it and was not blocked. In the image above right, I was replying to people who had already commented on the thread.
Comments on IG accounts with over 50K followers are blocked
This one seems to be getting a lot of attention lately. This post has been found by several ‘grams, and they have asked me to resolve this issue.
It is not typical behavior to start a new account and post on huge and/or celebrity accounts so quickly. But spammers do it all the time, right? What is the only solution? Stop doing it.
Posting on large following accounts right after opening an account is risky if you’re not a spammer. Who in their first day’s searches for the most popular accounts on Instagram?
Which words are banned in Instagram comments?
There is no list of banned words provided by Instagram. If there were one, it would have to be continually updated.
Therefore, please try not to offend and be on your best behavior. Please don’t curse. Be kind.
According to Instagram:
Our goal is to foster a positive, diverse community. We remove content containing credible threats or hate speech, content aimed at degrading or defaming individuals, personal information used to blackmail or harass someone, or repeated unwanted messages. People who are featured in the news or who have a large public following due to their profession or chosen activities tend to be allowed a stronger conversation.
Orientation, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or diseases shouldn’t be used as justifications for violence or attack. In cases where hate speech is shared to raise awareness or to challenge it, we might allow it. Please explain your purpose clearly in those cases.
Threats of serious harm to the public or personal safety are not allowed. Physical harm, theft, vandalism, and other financial harm, as well as specific threats, fall under this category. Reports of threats are carefully reviewed, and many factors are considered when deciding if they are credible.
The list of banned words can also be customized by each account.
What is the best way to block comments on my Instagram account?
You can disable comments on a photo or video, as you probably know.
If you want to avoid comments containing specific words, phrases, numbers, or emoji, you can also block those comments.
Definitely! There could be a reason why your comment did not post because Instagram has enabled Comment Controls.
If you have a public account, you will be able to pick which groups of people can comment on your posts, such as people you follow or those who follow you.
You can also block other accounts from commenting on your posts, whether your account is public or private.
Besides the offensive comment filter, you can also set up a keyword filter to hide comments that contain certain words, phrases, numbers, or emoji.
- Click the three lines in the top right corner of your profile.
- Choose Settings from the menu.
- Click Privacy and Security.
- Click on the Comment Controls.
- Make sure Hide Offensive Comments is enabled.
- The Manual Filter can be turned on by tapping its icon.
- Use the text box to filter out comments with specific words, phrases, numbers, or emoji.
Note that custom keyword filtering and default keyword filtering are not currently available for all languages:
Default Keywords: This list of keywords is available only in certain languages.
Custom Keywords: At this time, custom keyword filtering does not support languages without spaces (ex. Chinese, Japanese, Thai).
The comment filter is applied to both new and existing comments on your posts when you enable it. You will be able to restore filtered comments on your posts when you turn off comment filtering.
A user can also block you, delete your comment, or report you.
According to Instagram:
It is possible to find the content you don’t like that doesn’t violate the Community Guidelines. It is possible to unfollow or block that person if that happens. If you don’t like something in a comment on your post, you can delete it.
Post only kind comments.
For how long will I be unable to comment on Instagram?
Typically, it takes a couple of hours (if you are action blocked) on Instagram to insert new comments, but in some cases it may takes longer time.
You may receive a block for up to a month if you’re a repeat offender or have been reported by other Instagram users.
Unblock Instagram if you’re blocked
You’re blocked, you don’t know how long it will last, and you’re suffering from withdrawal from Instagram.
To get the block lifted faster, there may be some things you can do.
It is possible that Instagram has blocked your IP address rather than your account if you have been blocked by Instagram.
You should switch from using your Wi-Fi to mobile data as a first step.
Change your IP address
This is something some Instagram users do every month. I don’t know what all the ramifications might be of changing this setting, so be careful. You will need to enter your passwords again since you are resetting.
This is a simple solution if you have an iPhone. You can reset your network settings by going to your settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings. The IP address will be changed.
In the event that you are still blocked, you should put down the phone and stay away from Instagram for at least 24 hours.
Finally, do not use any automated tools with Instagram that are not approved, marketing partners.
Linking your other social media accounts inside your Instagram settings is also recommended.
Any action that makes your account seem like it’s being run by someone!
The Settings tab within the app also allows you to report an issue to Instagram.
On the iPhone:
- Go to Settings and tap Help.
- You can report a problem by tapping Report a Problem.
- There’s a problem tapping something.
- Tell us what you think!
On an Android:
- Go to your Instagram profile
- On the top right, click Settings
- You can report a problem by selecting Support > Report a Problem
- There are instructions there for you to follow
- It’s likely you’ll be unblocked before they read your problem report!
You can unblock your Instagram account from a reader comment by using these tips. You want your profile to appear genuine, so you don’t need to do all of these things.
The description and profile picture can be changed.
If your link appears suspect (affiliate links, typos, possibly shortened links), remove it.
Follow Instagram as you normally would. Avoid using automation!
If you comment, do not overdo it.