[Updated] Instagram users unable to post Stories using camera; translation function not working too (workarounds inside)

Here’s the crux of the article in video form:

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on June 29, 2022) follows:

Owned by Meta, Instagram is the fourth most popular social media platform on the internet. It is slowly climbing up the ranks and now has more than 2 billion users.

Instagram generated a whopping $47.6 billion in revenue last year, accounting for around half of Meta’s total revenue.


But lately, many have been complaining about bugs and issues such as the app showing ‘This effect is not available in your country’ error message and Reels music not working or unavailable.

And now, Instagram users are reporting they are unable to post Stories using the camera. However, the camera roll seems to be working just fine.


Why can’t I post on my IG story without giving IG access to my camera and microphone? I used to be able to select a photo from my camera roll to give IG access to to post it on my story, now I can’t even do that, the app wants access to everything for me to be able to post anything. Is it like this for everyone? How do I get around it?

my Instagram stories aren’t letting me add filters or effects on them – they’ve just completely disappeared even after I deleted and reinstalled the app. And now my camera feature is gone so it’ll only let me post photos from my camera roll?? Anyone else?

Adding to the trouble, several users are also complaining about the translation feature not working. Many are frustrated since they are unable to understand people they had followed from another region.

You can see in the image below how it looks like when users try to translate a message.

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Do you guys have the same problem too? Why is Instagram translation not working. It kept saying try again later but It’s been hours now..? What’s happening Instagram?? #Instagram

I follow an Indonesian fan account thanks to “ see translation” i can understand & laugh with them. Now i’m clueless what they’re talking about coz the @instagram “see translation” is NOT WORKING 😭😭😭 please fix #instagram @instagram @InstagramComms

Unfortunately, Instagram is yet to acknowledge any of the issues. That said, we have a couple of workarounds that might help fix these problems.

Those on Android can try clearing app data and cache to see if it fixes the problem. If the camera is not working, make sure Instagram has permission to use the camera on the device.

If this doesn’t work, try uninstalling the current version and download an older version of the app to see if it helps.

Those on iOS should ensure the app has permissions to use the camera. We hope Instagram developers soon release an update that fixes both issues.

As always, we will be updating this space when the problem is resolved so make sure you stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

Update 1 (June 30)

10:36 am (IST): A user suggested that camera works when you swipe right on your feed. So, those who are unable to post stories using the camera can try this as a temporary workaround and see if it helps.

Update 2 (July 1)

12:08 pm (IST): One of our readers has suggested a potential workaround that might help you fix this issue. You can check it out below.

Workaround: An easy workaround is to hold down the IG app icon from your phone’s home screen and select ‘camera’ from the drop down

Thanks for the tip: Susan Mathew!

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Anurag Chawake

My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.