Instagram Reels bonus payout delayed this month? You're not alone

‘Reels’ is Instagram’s take on short videos. It is an alternative in a segment where YouTube Shorts, Facebook Stories and TikTok also compete.

For some time now, Instagram content creators have been able to monetize their Reels. However, it seems there are some problems with this month’s payment.


According to multiple reports, the Instagram Reels bonus payout for this month has delayed for several people.

Instagram Reels bonus payout delayed this month for some

Normally, Instagram Reels bonus payouts are processed on the 21st of each month. But currently (January 24), multiple content creators are still waiting for their payment.

Reports indicate that the pending Instagram Reels payout is not even listed on the ‘payout’ page. Of course, the situation is worrying those affected a lot.


Instagram bonuses payout not showing on “payout” page? So, I’m having an issue with Instagram reels bonus payout. It usually gets processed on the 21st of each month, but this month that day fell on the weekend. I assumed it would go through by today. On the payout page, it is not listed, but all previous months are.

Instagram bonus payout January 21 2023. Has anyone gotten this months Instagram reels bonus payout yet. Since the 21st landed on a Saturday help!

There are some cases of users who received the payment. However, there are notable discrepancies between what they received and what they expected to receive.

Reels bonus pay

Did everyone recieve their full bonus? I was suppose to get $1,163 but only received $114. Reels bonus was from dec 21 – Jan 21. Any insight would be great

There is still no official word on this issue from the Instagram team. We will update this story as events unfold.

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