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8 Ways to Fix “This Page or Content Isn’t Available Right Now” on Instagram
Sharing page links with others via DMs or adding them to our stories is an Instagram feature that we like. But have you tried to open that link and instead got the ‘This page or content isn’t available right now’ error on Instagram? If yes, this guide is for you.
The ‘This page or content isn’t available right now’ error on Instagram often occurs due to an incorrect page link. This can happen when manually typing the URL. Moreover, the link may be unavailable if the user who posted it is not available or if Instagram is experiencing server outages or if the link’s owner has blocked you. Here are 8 ways to fix this issue.
1. Double-Check the Link
Some users prefer manually typing the link instead of copying the text from the Instagram post. However, this can lead to mistakes in the link address. To avoid this, double-check the spelling of the link and try opening it again. If you still encounter the “Sorry, this page isn’t available right now” error, move on to the next fix.
2. Check if Instagram Is Down
If you frequently see the ‘Content unavailable’ error on Instagram, despite the correct link address, it might be because Instagram is down. If Instagram’s servers aren’t working as expected, they will prevent normal Instagram functions, like opening links, from working properly.
To verify this, visit Down Detector’s Instagram status page and check if any recent outage reports are visible. If there are, wait before trying again. Also, monitor the outage map to see if the issue has been resolved.
3. Search the Page While Logged Off
While it is advised to log in to access all Instagram features, certain pages can be accessed without logging in. To check if a link is working, copy and paste it into your web browser’s address bar. If the page opens, the link is functional. Here’s how:
Note: Ensure you log out of your Instagram account or use your browser in Incognito mode before proceeding.
Step 1: Open your web browser.
Step 2: Paste or manually type the relevant link in the search bar.
Step 3: Press enter to open the page.
Now, wait for the page to load. If Instagram still shows an error message, continue to the next fix.
Your internet is crucial for apps like Instagram. If you experience issues such as slow speeds or frequent disconnections, it can cause Instagram errors. You can check your internet speeds by running a speed test or playing a YouTube video.
If the speeds are lower than expected or the video keeps stuttering, switch to Wi-Fi or move closer to your router. Check your internet connection again. Once it works as expected, open Instagram and see if you can access the page or link.
5. Check if the User Is Active
If you’re viewing a link from a specific user, they need to be available on Instagram for it to work. So, if you still see the “This Page or Content Isn’t Available Right Now” for specific Instagram links, check whether the user has deactivated the account. Here’s how. Step 1: Open Instagram and tap on the Search icon in the bottom tab. Step 2: In the search bar, type the name or username of the relevant user. Step 3: Once the user appears in the search results, tap on their name to open their profile page.
If the user doesn’t appear in the search results, they’re likely unavailable or have deleted their Instagram profile. In such cases, you won’t see their content or page. It’s also possible that you’ve been blocked and can’t access their content.
Like other social media platforms, you can block someone on Instagram. If you’ve been blocked, you won’t be able to view their posts or stories, even if you have the link. To confirm if you’ve been blocked, refer to our guide. However, if you’re sure you haven’t been blocked, try checking again after a week, as the user may be shadow banned on Instagram.
7. Force Close and Restart Instagram
By closing any app, you stop all functions in the background. Then, once the app reopens, they restart. This can fix temporary issues or bugs for most apps. Follow the steps below to restart Instagram.
Step 1: Double-press the home button or swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
Step 2: Once the Instagram app is visible, hold and swipe up to clear the app from your screen.
To access the relevant page, reopen the Instagram app and check.
Step 1: Tap on the Recent icon to open background apps. Step 2: Hold and swipe up the Instagram app.
Open the Instagram app again by tapping on the app icon. Open the page or post and see if you can access it. If not, continue to the following method.
Updating to the latest version helps apps get the latest features, security, and bug updates. If your Instagram app is out of date, it might be causing issues like pages or links not opening.
To fix this, check if any app updates are available. Once the update installs, open Instagram again and see if the issue has been resolved.
VPN and Opening Links on Instagram
If the content you’re trying to access has copyrighted music or any other element that might not be available in your current country, it could cause the page to glitch. To prevent this, disconnect your VPN and reopen Instagram to see if the page is accessible.
Switching Between Personal and Professional Accounts on Instagram
Yes, you can switch from a professional to a personal account on Instagram. This will give you access to extra features and might help solve the issue of pages or links not opening. For more information, check our guide on Instagram Professional vs. Personal accounts.
Fix Errors on Instagram
We hope this article helped you fix the ‘This page or content isn’t available right now’ error on Instagram. If you’ve been scrolling through your feed and seeing stories repeating, check out our explainer on fixing the Instagram Stories that keep repeating.
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