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Instagram story stuck at posting – How to fix it?

Instagram story stuck at posting? Here's how to fix it

Welcome everyone guys, In this post, I will tell you how to fix Instagram story stuck at posting issue. Fed-up with this issue? Don’t worry we got you covered. Read the full blog and try all the steps to get a resolution.

Instagram App
Instagram App

Let me be clear so that you don’t waste much time, One method won’t work for everyone, you have to try all the methods and see which works for you.

Instagram Launch

Instagram (commonly abbreviated to IG or Insta is an American photo and video sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and originally launched on iOS in October 2010.

The Android version was released in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited desktop interface in November 2012, a Fire OS app in June 2014, and an app for Windows 10 in October 2016.

How to Use

The app allows users to upload media that can be edited with filters and organized by hashtags and geographical tagging.

Posts can be shared publicly or with pre-approved followers. Users can browse other users’ content by tags and locations and view trending content. Users can like photos and follow other users to add their content to a feed, a function that seems to be discontinued as of September 2020. Source – Wikipedia

What is Instagram story?

Instagram stories were first launched in August 2016 and now there are more than 500 million Instagrammers who use this feature every day. This feature lets you upload a story for 24 hours and after that, it gets vanished, You can upload as many stories you want in a day, but recently due to an Instagram bug/glitch, the Instagram story gets stuck on posting.

Instagram story stuck on posting
Instagram story stuck on posting

Recently I faced this issue and I didn’t know how to fix this issue. It is very annoying as this issue stays for too long. This is an example Instagram story stuck on posting error.

Problems you will face when this happens. It doesn’t let you switch account if you use multiple Instagram account on one device.

Cant swtich account - Instagram story stuck at posting
Cant swtich account – Instagram story stuck at posting

The second issue you will face is if you try to add more stories, it will also show posting and gets stuck.

Instagram story stuck on posting
Instagram story stuck on posting

Instagram stuck on posting and below given issues are one and the same. If you face any of the below issue, solution remains same for all the below issues.

  • Story upload frozen: Instagram
  • All IG stories stuck on posting
  • Stories upload stuck on posting: Instagram
  • Instagram story not posting
  • How to cancel uploading story issue on Instagram
  • How to delete a video stuck on posting: Instagram
  • Instagram story stuck on posting android
  • Instagram story error
  • How to cancel an upload and stop an Instagram post from sending?

To start with I would recommend you try basic techniques – Restart your Mobile and then check if your story is getting posted.

  • Restart your Mobile
  • Turn Wi-fi/Mobile Data On/Off
  • Switch to Airplane mode for a while
  • Close all the Apps and try opening Instagram again

Restart Your Mobile

Restarting your Mobile phone will help you restart each and every app on your mobile device. Whenever there is a technical or small glitch or even your mobile device acts funny for whatsoever reason, Restarting your mobile phone is the best option. Don’t try restarting your Mobile phone when there is something related to unsaved data

Turn Wi-Fi/Mobile Data On/Off

This step is Mandatory to check if your internet connection is working or not. Instagram may get stuck on posting if your internet connection is not working. We recommended you latch on to a stable connection. Turn your Wi-Fi/Mobile Data On-Off and check if it works.

Switch to Airplane mode

Try switching On Airplane mode for a while. When you Turn on Airplane mode, it disables all the connection. Our phones are connected to many devices, it can be Alexa, Bluetooth connected to one or more devices. Airplane mode is very helpful at times.

Close all the Apps and Open Instagram again

This is the first thing that you should do if you face problems like this. If you face any technical problem on one single application, try closing the all the application that are running in the background and open and check if it is working

After doing all the basic things also if your issue is not solved try following things

Force Stop

Force stop - Instagram story stuck at posting
Force stop – Instagram story stuck at posting

Go to your Settings > Apps & Notifications > Search for Instagram in search bar > Force stop

In the Menu option, long press Instagram app > Click on App info > Force stop

Clear Application (Instagram) cache

Clear cache -Instagram story stuck on posting
Clear cache -Instagram story stuck on posting

long press Instagram app > Click on App info > Storage > Clear Cache

Try all these steps if none of it works, we recommend to wait for some time and check some Instagram feed and waste some time and check back after a while.


You might face this issue many times. It takes more than 24 hours to get resolved, and sometimes it gets resolved within 2-3 hours.

What I would recommend is don’t spend too much time on Instagram till that time and do something productive. If you are a social media influencer then do something on other social media.

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This is a bug from instagram which it needs to resolve as soon as possible. As mentioned before on this post, one method might work for you for the first time but second time if you face the same issue, try some other method.

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14 thoughts on “Instagram story stuck at posting – How to fix it?”

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  2. Actually I had faced this issue quite a few times and I used to think that it is ny network issue or mobile issue. .. However, after reading this post I realize I was just paranoid. Thank you for the wonderful solution…

  3. Oh god! I found this information on right time. Recently I faced this issue and try each and everything then I gave up. Thanks for sharing these steps I will definitely going to try this.

  4. Yes I have faced this kind of situation with Instagram Stories and after much hit and trial cleared my cache and voila it worked. Helpful Post.

  5. Just 2 days back I face this issue when my stories were just coming as posting but nothing happened next. I just ignored the issue for the day and stopped posting anything more. Insta is notoriously famous for its glitches and I’ve learned to accept it and stay away frm it when it doesn’t work well.

  6. This has happened with me before and I used to wonder what could have been the reason. Now I know what to do when the situation arises again. Thanks to you, I’ll be able to fix the issue now and make sure my Instagram stories are posted without any hassle.

  7. This is really helpful and much needed. Now, I’ll be able to fix the issue and post my Instagram stories without any hassle. Great thoughts.

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