You will not be able to log into your account, comment on a post or upload content if you are experiencing the error ‘Feedback Required’ on your Instagram account.
This issue is a result of the social media app blocking your IP address because your account has been flagged as a robot, or, their server is overloaded.
With this problem being temporary, it will rectify on its own, however, we have generated this easy-to-follow guide to provide you with fixes that can help bypass this error, so you can get back to engaging with your followers.
Why does Instagram keep saying feedback is required?
Instagram is giving you the error message, ‘Feedback_Required’ because your IP address has been temporarily blocked.
(Note; your IP Address is how your device gets identified on the internet)
When you try to log into your account, comment and/or like someone’s post, or upload content onto your profile, this code will appear.
Why has Instagram blocked you?
Reason 1. Completed the same action too many times
If you are liking or commenting on a large number of posts in a short period, Instagram will assume your account is a bot.
Reason 2. Server is overloaded
Instagram won’t be able to connect your account if its server is overloaded.
This is due to an excessive amount of users accessing their app at the same time.
Reason 3. Breach of Instagram’s rules
Users are allowed to include a maximum of 30 hashtags on a post and 10 on an uploaded story.
If you are attempting to use more, you will not be able to post and will experience an error code.
Certain hashtags have been banned, so trying to include them in your post will be declined.
Reason 4. Network connection error
The error; ‘Feedback Required’ on Instagram can also transpire if your internet connection is problematic.
An unstable connection will interfere with your account accessing the Instagram server.
(Fun Fact; around 995 photos are posted on Instagram every second)
How to fix Instagram feedback required
The ‘Feedback Required’ error on Instagram is temporary, and will automatically fix itself after a couple of hours, however, there are a few steps you can perform;
Fix 1. Log in via your browser
From our personal experience with this error code, if you are unable to log into your account via the mobile app, accessing your profile through your browser can bypass the temporary block.
Note, you may need to update your password when you log in.
Fix 2. Change your network connection
If you are using your app on a Wifi connection, swapping to your mobile data (and vice versa) will change your network identity, so you won’t be accessing your account on the blocked IP address.
Ensure you have completely closed your Instagram account, without any background data running before you try and relaunch your app.
Fix 3. Check Instagram server
If the Instagram server is overloaded with too many users, the app will start to malfunction.
You can check the server status to confirm if the error code is due to an issue on your side. If their server is down, you will need to be patient until it the problem has been resolved.
Fix 4. Uninstall and Reinstall the app
Uninstalling your photo-sharing app and reinstalling it onto your device after a few hours can help get rid of the error code.
NB: Uninstalling or deleting the app (depending on what mobile device you are using) straight away will not fix this problem.
If you are concerned about losing your data on Instagram if you uninstall it, we have this guide for you.
Fix 5. Decrease your activity
One of the reasons you are witnessing the ‘Server Error_Feedback Required’ on your screen is that you have exceeded the same action in a short period.
For this error to fix itself, you will need to stop your activity on Instagram for a while.
To ensure this problem does not occur again, be more conscious of how many posts you are reacting to within a certain time frame.
Fix 6. Open ‘Access Data’ on Instagram
If you can access your account but are unable to comment or like posts from accounts you follow, if you launch ‘Access Data’ from your profile, it can do away with the error code.
Step 1. Go onto your ‘Profile’
Step 2. Click on ‘Settings’ followed by ‘Security’
Step 3. Under ‘Data and History’ choose ‘Access Data’
Step 4. Allow your account info to load, and press the ‘Reload’ icon at the top of your screen
Exit out of Instagram and completely close down. You can relaunch the app.
Fix 7. Recap on Instagram’s community guidelines
You may be unaware that you are going against Instagram’s guidelines.
The app has its rules outlined for you to go back to whenever you are unsure.
How do you know what hashtags are banned on Instagram
If you are trying to include a hashtag in your post or story that has been banned, Instagram will decline your request.
You may encounter the error code, or your request will not get processed.
The easiest way to know if a certain hashtag has been banned is if it does not come up when you search it in the ‘Tags’ tab.
Even though we know the error ‘Feedback Required’ on Instagram is temporary, it still interferes with our activity on the media sharing service by blocking us from logging in, and commenting on posts.
With the fixes provided in this guide, we hope you were able to resolve the issue on your account without having to wait for the app to rectify itself.
If, however, your app is still showing you the error code, you can contact Instagram directly.
Their email address is email@example.com, however, it is advised you contact them through the apps ‘Report a Problem’ feature to ensure a faster response time.
Go into: Profile > Settings > Help > Report a Problem on your app.