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How To Fix Couldn’t Load Users On Instagram

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Points:

» You can see the ‘Couldn’t Load Users on Instagram’ notification when unfollowing too many users rapidly or using third-party tools for bulk actions.
» Try using Instagram cautiously by following or unfollowing 15 users at every 10-minute intervals, avoiding repetitive actions.

Why Does It Show Couldn’t Load Users:

Following are the reasons why you are seeing the ‘Couldn’t Load Users’ error on your Instagram account:

1. You have followed too many people fast

The first prime reason for this notification can be that you have followed too many people fast. That means, from your Insta account you have sent too many follow requests too fast and you have started following too many people without a few minute gaps in between.

Also, if you unfollow too many people at once, then also, such notifications will trouble you. As per Instagram rules, you cannot follow or unfollow too many people this fast, at once. In between, you have to wait for a while and then again hit the follow button.

Actually, if someone does this type of activity, it is thought that a bot or an additional tool is doing so, which is totally against the terms of Instagram.

2. Should Not Use Third-Party Tool

Any additional tool is strictly prohibited on Instagram. Hence, if you will use any third-party tool to unfollow a huge number of people from your Instagram account, then, you will definitely gonna face such notifications. You cannot use any kind of app or tool other than Instagram for any kind of purpose.

There are tons of third-party tools available on the internet such as Instagram ++, which would make your work easy and fast but will put you in trouble. Hence, if you are using any such tools, then stop using them, remove your account from that app, and then, use Instagram, this notification will not trouble you anymore.

How To Fix Couldn’t Load Users On Instagram Issue:

Here are some of the effective fixes to solve the issue of couldn’t load users on Instagram:

1. Wait for 24 hours (Automatically fixes)

If you are one hundred percent sure, that, you have not used any third-party tool for following and unfollowing people from your account, then, there might be some technical glitch from the Instagram end.

It is not your fault that this notification is popping up on your account, but is from the provider’s end. To fix this, you have to wait for at least 24 hours and then, refresh your Instagram and start using it again, and the problem is resolved.

Other than that, you cannot do anything, because the problem is not from your end, but from the provider end or maybe in the server, that unnecessarily Instagram is sending you such notifications. Hence, wait for 24 hours, and the issue will be resolved automatically.

2. Disable all Third-party tools

If you are using any kind of third-party app for following or unfollowing people from your account, then, instantly, disable it. The moment you will disable it, your Instagram will start working, smoothly like before without any such notification.

Instagram does not allow the usage of any kind of tools other than its own app, hence one should not use them for any kind of activity. Also, many of such tools look safe, but collect data and attack Instagram’s server, which ultimately will harm you in the future.

How To Prevent the Couldn’t Load Users Error:

After everything, the preventive measures that you have to be careful about, so next time, you will not face the error notification.

1. Stop repetitively unfollowing users in your following list

You should not repetitively unfollow users from your account. You can definitely unfollow people, but some amount of people at a time.

Do not unfollow a bulk of users at once. This will create issues and send the wrong indication to the Instagram community, which then imposes restrictions and sends these notifications. Hence, unfollow or follow people, but not in a repetitive manner.

2. Unfollow a maximum of 15 users in an interval of 10 mins

The most important instruction, unfollow or follow a maximum of 15 users at once, and that too in an interval of 10 mins.

For example, if you have followed or unfollowed 15 people now, then wait for at least 10 minutes, refresh the tab and then, do the same for the next. Do not unfollow or follow too many people at once, without any time gap in between.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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