Like every social media app, Instagram has community guidelines to keep the community safe. If people don’t play by the rules, they will be banned from the platform.
However, note bans do not occur in a day with one mistake. Instagram clearly states that they suspend you after you’ve committed multiple violations.
Now, let’s come to the main question – What does “we limit how often you can do certain things” on Instagram imply?
Well, treat it as a pre-ban notice of some sort. Yes, the app must have detected you trying to violate their guidelines; hence, this notice appears on your account.
If Instagram issues this notice, you will be restricted from multiple activities on your account. You cannot follow accounts or post any media (photo/video/reel) on the app for a while.
If you do not know what you did to get this notification, we will explain it below.
- Reason 1: Mass liking
- Reason 2: Mass commenting
- Reason 3: Following people in bulk
- Fix 1: Remove the problematic post
- Fix 2: Inform Instagram about the issue
- Fix 3: Log out of your Instagram account for a while
- Fix 4: Wait it out
- Fix 5: Update your Instagram account
- Fix 6: Reinstall Instagram
- Fix 7: Change your password
- Fix 8: Be cautious with hashtags
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
- The bottom line
Reason 1: Mass liking
Have you used bots or third-party apps to start engaging with your followers/fellow users/influencers/creators, or brands?
Don’t do this; Instagram keeps tabs if you mass-like people’s posts and issue a warning.
Reason 2: Mass commenting
“Great post,” “nice,” and “amazing”- Have you seen such comments under people’s posts from one account regularly? You will find these people under every account, and they are too quick.
Well, that’s a telltale sign of a bot. If you are used to using such bots for mass commenting on other people’s posts, stop doing it already!
Reason 3: Following people in bulk
You’re excited to follow people after registering for a new Instagram account. After all, we all wish to follow people, so their posts tickle our creative bones too!
But this doesn’t mean that you should engage bots to start bulk following people. Instagram will detect the use of third-party apps and hence issue this warning.
Now, you know what the error means, so it would be best to know how to get rid of them, right? Let’s follow the section below to learn more about how to fix the issue.
Fix 1: Remove the problematic post
Imagine trying to engage on Instagram but seeing this error instead. Nobody likes it!
But worry not; there is an easy fix: simply remove the post. How does it help? Well, if there is no post, then there is no problem. You have eliminated the cause by the root. Consider it as resetting all of your Instagram activity. You’ll be able to improve your content, ensuring you post correctly.
Fix 2: Inform Instagram about the issue
Do you know like every social media app, Instagram has a help team too? You might have thought of it yet but may not know how to reach them.
You must report Instagram of the problem and ask for help by informing them about the error. If you can, the help team may assist you with the issue and address it efficiently.
Steps to report the problem to Instagram
Step 1: Go to your profile page on Instagram and press the hamburger icon.
Step 2: Select Settings and Privacy next.
Step 3: Move down to the more info and support category.
Choose Help from the list.
Step 4: Click the Report a Problem option and select Report a Problem without shaking.
Step 5: Explain what is wrong with your account in the blank space that the app provides you.
Step 6: Press the send button.
Note: You can upload photos to support your claim.
Fix 3: Log out of your Instagram account for a while
How often do you click the “like” button, write comments, or follow new accounts? We do it regularly since it’s great to interact with others, right?
However, if you have faced this limitation, it might be time to log out of your account. You may get around these limitations if you log out of the account for a while. It might help in solving the problem.
Fix 4: Wait it out
Do you know that the limitation you are facing might be a temporary one? Yes, sometimes you don’t really need to do much to fix the error.
We know many are curious to know how long the wait should be. Well, it can take 24 hours, three days, or even a week to remove the restriction. You may still use Instagram normally during this waiting period, but it’s crucial to refrain from spam-like behavior.
Fix 5: Update your Instagram account
Instagram updates to offer new features and fix bugs on the platform. Sometimes the fix to the error could be as simple and quick as updating your Instagram app. Hopefully, it will help you fix this problem too.
Fix 6: Reinstall Instagram
Did updating your app not solve the problem? Step aside because we have yet another method.
Reinstalling Instagram can help you fight what is causing limitations on your account. So, give it a try.
Fix 7: Change your password
When did you last change your Instagram password? Well, we believe you should recheck Your account security and your password.
Resetting your password is an excellent approach to make sure that your account is safe. So, make sure to change your password and see whether the problem is fixed.
How would you go about changing your Instagram password? It is covered in the step-by-step instructions below.
Steps to change password
Step 1: Run Instagram on your phone and go to your profile page.
Step 2: Click on the three horizontal lines at the profile’s top right section.
Step 3: Press on settings and privacy next.
Step 4: Go to the Accounts Center on the next page.
Step 5: Navigate to the Account settings category and select Password and Security.
Step 6: Tap Change password on the new page.
Step 7: Choose an account to make changes next.
Step 8: Enter your current password, new password, and retype the new password.
Step 9: Click on the change password button at the end.
Fix 8: Be cautious with hashtags
Hashtags are key to growth on Instagram. It boosts both your audience and interaction. It’s a smart move to prevent your account from being restricted with correct hashtag use. However, there must be a strategy in place to use them.
Please refrain from adding more hashtags if it’s irrelevant to your posting content.
Make sure you keep your hashtag usage to a minimum. This way, you can avoid getting such notifications on the platform.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
1. How quickly does the Instagram Help Team respond?
It might take the Instagram help team up to 48 hours to respond to your message. Remember that they might take longer or reply to you within 24 hours. Thus, you must maintain your patience.
2. Does Instagram remove spam or automated accounts right away?
Instagram provides a range of features, such as reports and bans, to help users deal with spam or bot accounts. The app could recognize these accounts and ban them. However, they might overlook some accounts, so the user must pay attention and submit a report via the app.
Please be aware that Instagram does not immediately delete these accounts. They issue a warning to the account and ban it if it is disregarded or violated repeatedly.
The bottom line
That’s it, folks; let us discuss the key topics of the blog. We addressed that there are various ways to fix the “We limit how often you can do certain things” notification.
So, give these various fixes a shot and resume using Instagram freely. Please feel free to take over our comments section if you have more doubts. Happy reading.