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Why Is Instagram Showing “Sorry This Page Isn’t Available”? How to Fix the Error

Are you unable to view content on Instagram? The error is usually easy enough to fix, depending on what’s causing it. Here’s a look at some of the reasons why you might encounter the “Sorry this page isn’t available” error on Instagram, and how to fix it.

There might be nothing wrong with the Instagram account or with the content you want to access; you may have simply clicked on a misspelled link. If you’ve partially copied the link or accidentally added an extra character, Instagram will show you the message: “Sorry, this page isn’t available”.

In this case, copy the link again or ask the sender to double-check the link. But if you’re sure the link is correct, there might be a different reason for the content’s unavailability.

2. The Instagram Post Was Deleted

If the issue is limited to a specific post, chances are it has been deleted. You could ask a friend to access the same link. If they get the “Sorry this page isn’t available” error as well, there’s nothing you can do.

3. Instagram Might Be Down

checking Instagram's status on Downdetector

If Instagram has displayed the same message multiple times on different posts, there might be an issue with Instagram servers. You can go to Downdetector and check if other users in your region have reported issues.

If Instagram servers are down, you’ll have to wait for the issue to be resolved. However, this could be a good opportunity to take a break from social media and enjoy the benefits.

4. You Have a Faulty Internet Connection

If there’s nothing wrong with the Instagram link and servers, the problem might be down to your internet connection. If you have an unstable internet connection, Instagram will fail to properly load the content and display the error message.

You can try restarting your router or switch to a different Wi-Fi network to fix an unstable Wi-Fi connection.

5. You’ve Been Blocked on Instagram

a blocked Instagram account

If you can’t see specific Instagram users’ stories or posts, they might’ve blocked you on Instagram.

You can tell if someone blocked you on Instagram if you can’t direct message them or can’t find them through Instagram search, among other methods.

You can try switching to a different Instagram account to see if the content is now available. Alternatively, you can copy the link and access it through your browser’s incognito mode. However, this method won’t work if they’re using a private Instagram account.

6. The Instagram User Has Deactivated Their Account

You can’t view any post or story if the account is no longer active. If Instagram shows the error message for a specific account, chances are they’ve deactivated or deleted their Instagram account.

To test it, open Instagram’s search feature and type in the username. If it doesn’t show up in search results, they’ve deleted or deactivated the account. In this case, you can no longer view any of the account’s content until they reactivate it.

7. You’re Running an Old Version of Instagram

Usually, updates include security improvements, bug fixes, and new features that can improve your experience. But they also keep the app running smoothly.

If some of Instagram’s functionalities are not working as usual, you should update the app to the latest version available. You can easily update the app through the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, depending on your device’s OS.

Try these various fixes and, hopefully, you’ll soon be able to browse Instagram again seamlessly. But if you’re still stuck with the error after trying these fixes, you should contact Instagram Support to see if they can help you resolve the issue.


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