Today, social media has become an integral part of our lives. Instagram stories are now a part of the trend because of their variety of features.
You can share your photos, videos and boomerangs on your Instagram story, which will disappear after 24 hours from your profile unless you add them to your profile as a highlight. Furthermore, the Instagram story also provides live video broadcasting functionality.
Recently, I got a gorgeous gift from my friend, so I wanted to share it on my Instagram story. Sadly, my story failed to post. In the end, I was able to resolve this issue with some quick and easy solutions.
Sometimes users complain that their story is not posted. But now you don’t need to worry about this anymore because I am here with some solutions that will surely help you.
Here are 7 working methods to fix Instagram stories not posting
1 – Check internet connection:
A slow internet connection is one of the main reasons that you are facing this problem.
Firstly, check your internet connection. Make sure that your Wi-Fi is working properly. If not, disconnect and again connect it to see if your problem is solved.
Turning aeroplane mode on is another way to reboot all your connectivity features. Cheers! If your problem is solved.
If still, you are facing the same issue, then take it easy and try this next solution.
2 – Check If This Is A bug From Instagram:
Sometimes a technical issue may occur. It can’t be fixed from your end; Instagram will fix it. So, there is no option for you except to wait for Instagram staff to resolve the bug.
Is there anyone else who deals with this issue, or are you the only one? You can ask your friends and family if they’re experiencing the same issue.
You can check Instagram’s official account or the hashtag #instagramdown to identify your issue. Additionally, you can also visit the website Down detector to see if there are reports for the Instagram story.
3 – Clear Instagram App Cache:
Another reason your story isn’t uploading is that your phone cache is full. So, clear your mobile cache once and check whether the problem is solved or not.
Android users follow the following steps to clear the cache.
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Storage.
- Tap on Free up space.
- Select Temporary files and raw files.
- Select Cache data.
- Tap Delete.
Your mobile app cache is now deleted.
To clear the cache on iPhone follow the steps:
- Select General.
- Tap iPhone storage.
- Then select the app you want to offload.
- Tap Offload APP.
- Confirm your choice, and offload the app from the pop-up box.
The APP cache is now cleared.
4 – Restarting the application:
Restarting your Instagram may also fix the problem. Exit the app and clear the history of your recently used apps from the app switcher.
Then open your Instagram again and check if your story is now posted or not. Hopefully, this will solve your issue.
5 – Force Stop:
Force-stop an app means to immediately stop all running foreground and background processes related to that app. This will free up the memory occupied by the app, consequently boosting your speed and performance.
Force-stop your Instagram by following these simple steps to solve your issue.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Apps.
- Tap See all apps.
- Select the app that you want to force to stop.
- Tap Force stop and then confirm your choice.
To force the stop, an app on iPhone
- Open app switcher (swipe up the bottom edge or double-click the home button).
- Swipe right or left to find the app that you want to quit.
- Swipe up the app preview.
6 – Update the Instagram Application:
Instagram is continuously trying to update itself according to the interest and needs of its users. Updates also provide security and fix bugs.
Check your app store if there is any update available for Instagram. If you are using Instagram that is not updated regularly, it will stop some features of your app to work properly.
So, to cope with this difficulty, update your Instagram to the newest version.
7 – Save and upload:
Try this Instagram trick for your stories to upload quickly. Firstly, create your Instagram story as you want and save it by clicking the story save option, then try to upload it from your gallery. Hopefully, this trick will work for you.
8 – Violating Instagram rules:
Instagram restricts certain content and actions to protect the community. If your story or post is violating the Instagram community guidelines, then Instagram will take strict action against you, blocking you for several days or permanently based on the severity of your crime.
So, make sure that you haven’t posted anything that violates Instagram’s terms and conditions.