Instagram is one of the most-loved social media platforms. The platform has found a place in the phones and minds of people of all ages worldwide. Be it chatting with friends, watching reels, following favorite celebrities and influencers, or sharing photos and videos with followers Instagram has provided us with enough engaging features to keep us coming back to it every day.
One of the innumerable useful features of the platform is the option to tag people in posts. Similar to the Tag feature on Facebook, tagging on Instagram enables users to add certain people to your posts so that they also get notified of likes and comments.
Sometimes, though, you can find yourself unable to tag people on Instagram. And you are at the perfect place if you are encountering this problem on Instagram.
Being unable to tag people for apparently no reason can feel pretty annoying. But there’s almost always a reason behind this issue, which we will discuss in the rest of this blog. Read on as we discuss why you can’t tag someone on Instagram and how you can change that.
Why Can’t I Tag Someone on Instagram?
Several reasons can make it difficult to tag people in your posts. The issue might arise from several possible causes ranging from a trivial typing mistake to a privacy setting on the other side. We will discuss them in the next few paragraphs, along with their solutions, if any.
Before moving on to the potential reasons for this issue, make sure to go through the following tips:
- You can only tag people in your posts. That is, you cannot tag someone in someone else’s post. It is just not possible.
- If you want to mention someone in a comment or story, you must start with a ‘@‘ symbol.
- Always enter the correct spelling of the username. If you enter an incorrect username, the correct person might not appear at all.
- Clear Instagram’s cache. Uninstall and reinstall the app to remove bugs.
If you are still not able to tag someone in your post, these are the possible reasons:
#1. Server issues
Sometimes, the tagging issue might not have to do anything with anyone but Instagram itself. The platform has great servers capable of handling enormous amounts of traffic. But that doesn’t make them immune to occasional downtimes.
An issue with Instagram’s servers might make the platform go down for some, making it impossible to tag people during this period.
#2. Your account is too new
Instagram limits new users from using some features of the platform during the initial hours after the account creation, and tagging people is one of the restricted features. This measure is taken to identify spammers and bots and prevent them from misusing the platform.
If your account has been created within the last 24-48 hours, you might be having problems due to this reason.