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More and more people extensively rely on Instagram when it comes to connecting with friends, sharing cherished moments, and earning income.

However, it seems that the platform is suddenly inundated with numerous issues and bugs. To testify to the same, we have covered and highlighted various problems too.


Most recent being its broken ‘Music to notes’ feature. Google Pixel users also reported noticing inverted colors (pink and green) on certain Instagram reels.

Instagram feed blank or not loading

A number of Instagram users have been flooding Reddit with the reports of an unusual bug where the feed refuses to load or appears blank for them (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8).

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Is Instagram failing to refresh feed for anyone else?
App has been down for about 18 hours now for me

Anybody’s instagram STILL not working from yesterday? My alt account never had a problem but whenever I try to do anything on my main it says “can’t load feed” i’ve turned my phone off, logged out, deleted the app and still

Instagram isn’t loading anything at all, forcing users into believing that their accounts have been banned. People who have two accounts say that one loads everything while the other doesn’t, suggesting that the issue is highly sporadic.

Surprisingly, users have been getting notifications from the app but when they open the app, nothing loads.

It was saying that it couldn’t refresh feed since yesterday and no matter what I did, nothing worked. I restarted my phone multiple times, cleared my cache, updated then uninstalled and reinstalled. Absolutely nothing. I keep getting notifications from it but nothing is working

Those affected have tried deleting and reinstalling the app, but to no avail. Even restarting their phones doesn’t seem to help fix the issue either.

Not only Instagram feed appears blank, it also gives an ‘Couldn’t refresh feed’ error (1,2,3). This is only aggravating users’ frustration who have been trying to get the app to load posts and reels.


So I’ve had some beef in the comments and now I’m not seing shit on my page, it says “No internet connection, can’t refresh feed” ect. Ik I’m most likely banned but I wanna know why and is there a way to contact insta directly? Phone or email whatever the case I wanna sort this out, cheers

Considering a lot of influencers rely on Instagram significantly to reach their audience, so when the feed stops loading, it directly affects their ability to interact with their followers and generate revenue from the platform.

Potential workaround

Fortunately, there is a fix for this issue and it involves accepting certain Community guidelines by accessing your account via web browser.

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Instagram hasn’t commented on this bug so far, so you can try the workaround mentioned above as a potential fix.

We hope that the team work diligently to identify and resolve the issue as quickly as possible to minimize the impact on users and the platform’s overall functionality.

We’ll also keep tabs on the latest developments and update this article accordingly.

Update 1 (June 21, 2023)

12:57 pm (IST): Several users are still reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) this issue and yet there’s no fix in sight.

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