Why are changes to my profile on instagram not saving?

+1 vote
asked Dec 3, 2015 in Culture & Society by lilabennington (130 points)
I've been trying to edit my profile (name, username, bio, profile photo). It says changes saved. Yes, it changes. Just for seconds. When I reload it, it appearing the same information (my name, username, bio, and profile photo). When I comment on a post, it's written my old username. But I can't log in with my old username. (So, i log in with my new username). I look my account from my friend's account, it keeps appearing the same information. I search my account by wrote my new username) and it says "user not found" .
How can I do to change it successfully?

4 Answers

+27 votes
answered Jan 22, 2016 by GerardoGood (180 points)

Make sure you always tap the check icon after you add a new photo.

Restart your device and try again if it still doesn't work. 

+9 votes
answered Jan 7, 2016 by Juanita (700 points)
Ok, I think the problem has been resolved, it seems everything is as it should be and working properly now.
+3 votes
answered Dec 17, 2015 by Lindsay92576 (430 points)

I equally encounter this same problem. Both on the site and with the mobile app, I do try to update my bio and click on the save icon when I'm done, but it never updates it on my profile page. I would want to know why this happens please. I do not know if there is a relationship between the two, but whenever I hit the follow all icon on my contact list, it fails to follow anybody.

+2 votes
answered Dec 14, 2015 by MelinaGaunso (130 points)
This is the same problem I have been encountering as well, but anytime I swipe to refresh, it simply reverts back. Another strange thing is, when I return to edit, I will always find the NEW information in there. It is always editing on the back end, but fails to update it to the front.
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