Getting a feedback_required error when signing into your Instagram account? Here are the top 5 reasons for this error and how you can fix it.
Instagram is a great social photo-sharing app that is gaining more users day by day. According to Statista, there are around one billion active users on the platform making it the 6th largest social media network in the whole world.
If you are more of a celebrity or an online vendor, then the platform is a wonderful place to engage with your audience. However, you could be a victim of annoying Instagram errors, such as the dreaded Feedback required error.
Here are the reasons behind the error and how to fix it easily.
5 reasons for the feedback_required error
There are 5 possible reasons you see this error. Here is the list below:
- Targeted account error
- Performing the same actions too fast
- Using banned or more than allotted hashtags
- Publishing spammy comments
- Server errors (Unable to connect to Instagram)
1. Targeted account error
You are scrolling as usual on Instagram and a profile piques your interest so you tap on it to check it out. But you cannot check that account and encounter the feedback required error.
This happens due to some privacy settings on Instagram, or that user blocked you. In this case, you can simply ignore that and move on to the next account.
2. Performing the same action too fast
If you perform activities like likes, follow, unfollow, and comment too fast, you are sure to meet this error. There is a limit set for performing such tasks in a certain period of time.
In this case, the app will think that your account is a bot and might prevent you from accessing it for some time. Using automation tools can also cause this error.
3. Using banned or a lot of hashtags
Sometimes, the problem lies in the hashtags you are using. You can use a maximum of 30 hashtags per post and 10 on an already uploaded post.
You also must be aware of banned hashtags because using them might trigger this error. In the worst-case scenario, your account could be permanently banned.
4. Publishing spammy comments
If you publish posts or comments that Instagram thinks are suspicious or scammy, then you are bound to face this issue and be prevented from performing any more suspicious activities.
5. Instagram server issues
There might be a server error due to which you are seeing the feedback required message. You can check here if the problem is on your side or not.
If there is a problem with the server, then you have to wait patiently for the Instagram team to fix it.
This also happens when you have a slow or faulty internet connection.
How to fix Feedback Required error?
The issue itself is very random and temporary. If you wait an hour or two, the error will be fixed by itself. However, if the error persists, you will find these steps useful.
1. Login via a web browser
From my observation, if Instagram starts acting strange and throws errors, you should try accessing it from a browser by going to the Instagram.com website. Chances are that the issue won’t be present on the web version.
By logging in from your browser, the error may be bypassed.
2. Changing your network
If you are browsing Instagram on a Wi-fi network, try accessing using mobile data such as 5G/LTE.
You can also use try using VPNs too. This is will change your network identity and could fix the issue.
3. Clear cached data and restart your device
Removing the Instagram cache is one of the best options to fix any errors that pop up in the app. Here’s how to clear the cached data for Instagram on Android and iOS.
- Go to your phone’s Settings menu.
- Then select Apps & Notification > See all apps.
- From the list of apps, find and tap on Instagram.
- Select Storage & cache.
- Tap on the Clear cache button.
iOS devices do not have this feature. However, there is a feature called “Offload” app that removes all cached data and reinstalls the app (no user data will be wiped). Here’s how to do it.
- Open Settings on your iOS device, then tap on General.
- Tap on iPhone Storage and then search & select Instagram.
- Now, tap on the Offload app button.
- You are asked to confirm by clicking again.
- Finally, tap on the Reinstall app option.
By following these steps, you have successfully Offloaded the Instagram app.
4. Uninstall & Reinstall the app after 24 hours
Uninstalling and reinstalling the app after 24 hours could fix the feedback required error. Some users also confirmed that the error lifts after several hours. I will suggest playing it safe and reinstalling it after 24 hours.
5. Decrease Activity
If you were conducting activities like commenting and posting too fast, then decreasing such activities will help you lift the restriction from your account. Suppose, if you were commenting 20 times a day, lessen it by 10 times a day.
If you are using automation tools, then I will suggest that you avoid using them for some time until your account is back to normal.
The feedback required error is a temporary error that prevents you from accessing your account normally for a while. By following the above steps, you can bypass the error easily and get back to using Instagram as usual.