[Updated] Instagram "Try again later: We limit how often you can do certain things..." error troubles users, here's how to fix

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

Original story (published on May 15, 2021) follows:

Instagram has been around since 2010 and the popular social networking service has hundreds of millions of users now.

However, Instagram users have been facing an issue lately which is preventing them from using the service.


As per multiple reports, Instagram users are getting the “Try again later: We limit how often you can do certain things…” error.

It is unclear what the actual cause of the error is but the issue has been causing a lot of inconvenience to users.

It seems that the Instagram “Try again later: We limit how often you can do certain things…” error is occurring randomly. So, it is hard to pin down an exact cause for the same.

Help me please! I’m going to go to my instagram and a tab appears with this message.

Hello, I have been facing that issue for all day. does anyone knows how to fix it? When I am trying to log in I reach small box with black background says: “ Try again later… we limit how often you can do certain things on instagram to protect our community.

(Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Some affected users are nonetheless able to get rid of the said problem so let’s take a look at some possible workarounds.

The very first thing to try would be to change the Instagram profile password and the try to access the service.

If the issue persists, check whether the affected profile has links to third-party websites in the bio and remove them.


Also, users can always report problems like this to Instagram Support as they can provide more clarity on such matters.

To do so, open the Instagram app menu by heading to the Profile section then selecting the three lines icon from the top right corner.

After that, head over to Settings at the bottom then open the Help section and select Report a Problem in the Help section as well as the prompt that follows. Once done, explain the problem briefly, attach any screenshots of the error message, and select Submit.


To be on the safe side, log out from Instagram and wait for some time before logging back in as Instagram Support will take some time to rectify the issue.

So, if you are facing the said issue, be sure to try the workarounds given above and let us know if you have any other workarounds to resolve the problem.

That said, we will be back with more details as and when new information becomes available so stay tuned.

Update 1 (August 03, 2021)

10:00 am (IST): Instagram went down eariler today in a widespread outage and users were once again greeted with the “Try again later: We limit how often you can do certain things…” message. Fortunately, the issue has now been resolved as confirmed by Instagram Comms on Twitter.

Is #instagramdown for you? We’re working on it! We know that some people are currently having issues, and we’re fixing it ASAP. (Source)

And we’re back! If you were having a hard time earlier, your account should be working normally now. (Source)

Update 2 (August 04, 2021)

1:08 pm (IST): A few practices have been suggested, that would protect Instagram users from this error. Users are advised to desist from being overactive on the platform by posting the same comments multiple times, or liking a lot of posts at a go as this is considered spammy behavior. Similarly spammy is the posting of torrent links, betting sites, and such.

Update 3 (July 25, 2022)

6:06 pm (IST): Recent reports reveal that some Instagram users are again facing the issue where they get a ‘Try again later’ error message (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

The error can appear when trying to upload reels, interact with posts or refresh your feed.

Update 4 (September 02, 2022)

10:46 am (IST): Some users are again reporting (1, 2) the issue where they are getting ‘try again later’ error on Instagram. Unfortunately, the support team hasn’t yet acknowledged this problem.

“try again later” error (i haven’t done anything wrong to have my account compromised by instagram) pops up every couple seconds. can’t see my feed, reels, or messages or anything at all. account is just fucked lol (Source)

Everytime I go on instagram, it keeps popping up “try again later” like I cannot use the app, please fix this (Source)

Why am I constantly getting a ‘Try again Later’ error message, you’re clearly not getting these ‘tell us if we’ve made a mistake’ reports (Source)

Update 5 (September 06, 2022)

05:29 pm (IST): According to a user, the ‘try again’ error could be an anti-spam measure that automatically applies when Instagram detects any suspicious activity.

If so, then it doesn’t seem to be working properly as it is also detecting normal usage as spam. Hence, many are getting ‘try again’ error message.

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