While going through the comments on one of my posts, I saw a user had requested me to provide solutions for “Why can’t I go Live on Instagram?” So, decided to write this blog on the aforementioned topic.
We know that Insta Live is one of the popular innovations of Instagram. Thanks to this feature, Instagram users can now broadcast live from their accounts. After the release of this feature, an increase in the number of Instagram users has been observed. We also see a tremendous increase in the in-app interaction and the number of people using Instagram Live, by the day. So, when you face a problem such as not being able to go Live, you shall know the solutions to it, so, that you can’t be stopped by anything. Hence, here you go! Get along with me for this wonderful and knowledgeable ride through these funky fixes.
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What is Instagram Live by the way? ~~> ~~>
It is a feature that allows users to broadcast live for other members who follow them. There is no limit or restriction on the use of this feature and the number of people watching live TV. Thousands of people can watch at the same time and write a comment on your live broadcast. You can also reply to these comments. It is one of the most entertaining features of Instagram and is used by many people.
Why is my Instagram Live feature not working? ~~> ~~>
As with any plug-in, sometimes the Instagram Live application also has problems popping up. Users who are affected by this problem ask, “Instagram Live is not working.” There can be a few reasons for this issue. It may be that the Instagram Servers are not working in your region, or, maybe you have a network issue at your end. Moreover, it may be a fault in your device that’s interfering, or an issue with the Instagram app. Even it can be a technical glitch that does not resolve even after trying numerous solutions. But worry not, we have a well-curated list of fixes that will surely help you get rid of this issue.
Why can’t I go Live on Instagram — Solutions ~>
There are various solutions that you can opt for depending on your choice, or for that matter, the solution that works for you. So, here we have discussed numerous fixes from which you can choose the one that works for you. So, get ready to try this amazing list of fixes.
Check Instagram Servers ~~~>
Instagram Servers may be down, thus hampering your normal use of the various features of Instagram. So, you must check the status of the servers before opting for any other fix. Here’s what you need to do:
- Open your preferred browser.
- Search for the downdetector site.
- Type a question like “Is Instagram down” and you will be able to the status in your region.
- If indeed there is a server outage in your region, all you can do is wait till the servers begin responding.
Check your Network Connection ~~>
Instagram needs a good internet connection for Instagram to work properly. You need to make sure that your internet connection is strong before you begin to use Insta Live. So, you may do well to check if your router, modem, and hubs are functioning well. Furthermore, to check your internet connection:
- Open your browser.
- Go to the fast.com or the ookla website.
- Thereafter, run a speed test therein to get the proper network speed status.
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Restart Instagram App ~~>
You may try restarting your application too. Because at times it is a simple technical glitch in the app due to constant usage; that may be hampering your ability to utilize and experience the full functioning of your Instagram app. So, you may do well to restart your application and see if it works out. It generally will work out, if it does not then you may even proceed to restart your device to fix the issue.
Update / Uninstall-Reinstall your Instagram app
- Open Play Store.
- Go to “My Apps and Games” section > “Installed” tab (for updating, go to “Updates” tab > Update).
- Now, find and open the Instagram app.
- Thereafter, click on Uninstall.
- Next, re-install the app and tha’t it!
- Thus, you can now sign-in an enjoy your Insta time ?
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Clear Cache Data ~~>
Various data from the app keeps on getting stored in the memory so as to make the app work smoother and faster for you. But, at times when this storage increases to a certain limit it must be removed otherwise, this cache data may cause issues with the normal functioning of your application. So, here is what you have to do:
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to Apps.
- Look for Instagram > Storage > Clear Data and Clear Cache
- That’s it! You have remove the app cache data and now you can enjoy using your favorite Instagram app again.
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Check Instagram Camera Permissions
Check if Instagram has access to your phone’s camera through settings
Usually, you are automatically prompted to allow the app to access the camera. However, sometimes you need to manually check the app’s permissions. Here is how:
- Go to the Settings app.
- Tap on Apps & Notifications > App Info > Instagram.
- Now, tap on Permissions and make sure that camera access is enabled.
- If the access is not given, enable it and enjoy!
Log into Instagram account through a different device
This step will help you determine if the problem is related to your phone. If Instagram Live is still not working properly after this, the problem may be with your Instagram account or that the Instagram servers are not working. With this, we can rule out problems related to your phone’s hardware.
Contact Instagram Support ~~>
Even after trying all the methods still if your issue does not resolve. Then this is the last resort or the ultimate fix for you. Here are the steps that you have to follow in order to get in touch with the Support team of Instagram to resolve your issues:
- Open Instagram App and login into your account.
- Then, tap on Menu button.
- Go to “Settings” > “Help” > “Report a problem”.
- Thereafter, enter your issue. Say: “Why can’t I go Live on Instagram”. You may also attach any screenshots if you have.
- Now, click on “Send”.
- Now await a response!
WRAPPING UP !! ~~> ~~>
In this post, I think I have done well enough to have given you ample solutions to tide you over your problem. All the methods above are literally very simple and can be acted upon by anybody; even a beginner. So, try your hands on any of these quick fixes to resolve your issues. On that note, until the next time, see ya !! Goodbye !! ~~> ~~>
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