Imagine for a moment that you have opened Instagram, and instead of the usual feed, you saw a message that says “We Limit How Often You Can Do Certain Things On Instagram“, then how will you respond to that? Millions of users around the world use Instagram on a daily basis and when errors like these occur, it completely screws with their heads.
This error portrays that Instagram has put some restrictions on your account and you will not be able to perform some actions such as posting reels, posting stories, following more accounts, etc. In this article, I will explain why Instagram puts these restrictions on any account and how you can get rid of them.
Why is Instagram Restricting my Activity?
There are many factors that are responsible for these restrictions on your account like if you are using a new Instagram account, you are likely to get this error more often as compared to the older accounts. Let’s discuss all these reasons in detail:
The primary reason for this error is a suspicious activity from your account on Instagram. If the Instagram algorithm observes bot-like activity or spam behaviour from your account, it will restrict your account from doing various actions.
Sometimes the age of your Insta account is considered while imposing restrictions by Instagram. A new account is more vulnerable to restrictions when new account starts liking an excessive amount of posts. The Instagram algorithm may evaluate these actions as coming from a bot account and restrict the actions you can take on the platform.
Too much Activity
Instagram has some limitations on the activities and if you perform unlimited activity through your account that means you are going to be in trouble. You cannot follow or unfollow more than 200 accounts in a single day and more than 10 accounts in an hour. If this is a brand-new account, you might want to follow everyone you know but you should keep this activity as slow as possible.
Similarly, you cannot like more than 1000 posts in a single day and you are not allowed to comment more than 200 times in a day. These limits should be taken into account and if you are violating any one of them, it means you can face restrictions from Instagram.
Instagram is quite strict when it comes to policy violations as compared to other social media platforms. So, if you have posted sexual content that includes nudity even in the form of painting or sketch, your account will have to face restrictions or even a ban. Similarly, Instagram will not tolerate hate speech, gambling, bullying, and any other violation of its policy.
How Can I Fix “We Limit How Often You Can Do Certain Things On Instagram”?
As we say, “There is a will, there is a way” so it is not impossible to get rid of these restrictions. We can easily save our account from these restrictions by following some techniques. As I previously guided you about how you can Stop Instagram from Saving Posted Photos, I will provide you with a complete walkthrough guide to fix this issue as well.
Report The Issue
If you cannot find out why your account is facing restrictions and you have not done any of the activities mentioned above, then you should report this issue to Instagram support. Because the issue is not visible to you, Instagram may be experiencing some kind of technical difficulty or error. In this situation when you have done nothing wrong, you should not be afraid to get in touch with Instagram support. Follow the simple steps given below to report your issue:
- Open the Instagram app and tap the icon that looks like three lines located at the right-hand side of your screen.
- Then, open Settings and select the option of “Report a Problem”.
- Now, write about your issue in simple and clear words.
After that, Instagram support will contact you and help you accordingly.
Remove Any Offensive Post
If you think that any of your posts are responsible for these restrictions, you should delete that post or story without any delay. As we’ve already said, you might see this disturbing message because you have posted the content that wasn’t allowed on Instagram. So, if you see this error message, check your most recent stories and posts immediately. If you think a particular post or story might be the cause, delete it right away.
Modify Your Account
You should make the following changes to your Instagram account in order to get rid of these restrictions and error messages.
- Revoke Access – First of all, you should Remove all third-party apps connected to your Instagram account. Even if you are not using any third-party apps for increasing your followers, you should do that immediately.
- Change Password – You should change your Instagram password if you think that you have crossed the limit of daily posting/likes or comments. Changing the password of your account will also renew your daily limits and your Insta account will not face restrictions.
- Remove Links – If you have provided any links in the Bio section of your Instagram account, you should remove them. Don’t ever provide the link to any other social media account (Especially TikTok) in the bio of your Instagram because it will cause problems and attract more activity restrictions to your account.
Instagram Ban Vs Instagram Limits
Instagram Limits are those restrictions that are not permanent but can restrict your activity on the app. In this case, you will see the errors or messages while using the app but your account gets in normal condition after 48 hours.
On the other hand, an Instagram ban indicates that you have done something that is against the policy of Instagram. This is a much more serious issue and you will never be able to access your account once you are banned from the Instagram app.
When you receive a notification of “We Limit How Often You Can Do Certain Things On Instagram to protect our community. Tell us if you think we made a mistake.” It can be irritating, but this error occurs for a variety of reasons, such as when your account behaves in an unusual manner. If someone is reported to Instagram as a spammer, the app will prevent them from performing certain actions. If you have done nothing wrong, you should not worry because in that case, the error will automatically disappear within 48 hours.