Why can't I follow people on Instagram?

+14 votes
asked Jan 13, 2019 in Computers & Electronics by Taylour (620 points)
edited May 19, 2019
I have been trying to follow certain people on Instagram and I can never seem to get it to work. Why can’t I follow people on Instagram that I know? Am I doing something wrong? Can someone please help me figure out this problem so that I can see what they are posting?

3 Answers

+31 votes
answered Mar 11, 2019 by Alexandra (520 points)
edited Jul 29, 2019
Maybe the answer to why you can’t follow people on Instagram is as simple as those particular people don’t want you to follow them. Maybe you have upset the people that you trying to follow and they blocked you from being able to interact with them. Maybe you should try evaluating your relationship with them to see if it’s real or if they just simply don’t like you at all.
+12 votes
answered Apr 30, 2019 by sheraz (900 points)
edited May 30, 2019 by Kris
You may be asking yourself why you can’t follow people on Instagram. Don’t worry. You can fix it by signing out of your account and signing back in. If this doesn’t work, you may want to also see if there is an update that needs to be performed to ensure that it works correctly.
+6 votes
answered Mar 10, 2019 by tisha (1,130 points)
edited Aug 13, 2019 by Kris
As with any social media application, there are times when a malfunction occurs and it just doesn’t work the way you want it to. Instagram is no exception. You may find yourself asking "why can't i follow people on instagram?"

There are a few things that you can do to try to fix this problem. First, try closing the application and wait a few minutes before opening it again. If this doesn’t work you may need to go as far as uninstalling the application completely and downloading it again to whatever device you are using. Also be sure that all of your settings are correct that allow you to follow people.
commented Mar 24, 2016 by _dharmeshr_ (100 points)
The same thing is happening with me
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