Do you encounter an Instagram “Video can’t be posted” error?
“We’re sorry, but there was a difficulty submitting your video,” reads the second portion of the notice. Try once again, please.
It might occur while you’re sharing a story, video, or Instagram Reel.
Sometimes the error message remains visible on the app’s home page and won’t go away.
You’ll understand how to close/remove the “Video can’t be posted” problem on Instagram videos, stories, or Reels in this guide.
Why can’t I post a video on Instagram?
You don’t have an internet connection or your upload speed is too slow, therefore you can’t upload a video to Instagram.
Otherwise, the Instagram server is down or there is a fault or glitch in the application.
Check to make sure Instagram is down before you try to fix the issue.
To do this, visit downdetector.com/status/instagram and see if the graph shows a surge.
You can also search “Instagram down” or the issue you’re having on Twitter (such as being unable to upload videos).
The most recent update may have caused uploading troubles if you recently upgraded Instagram and are unable to publish videos.
If so, Instagram will correct the issue with a subsequent update.
How to fix “Video can’t be posted” on Instagram
Instagram’s “Video can’t be posted” error can be resolved by clearing the app’s cache.
You could also try updating Instagram or deleting and reinstalling it.
If everything else fails, you can download an earlier version of Instagram and downgrade it (for Android devices only).
You must wait 24 to 48 hours for Instagram to go back up if it is down.
Fix 1: Clear Instagram’s cache
- Open the Settings on your Android device and select Apps > Instagram > Storage > Clear Cache.
- Apple iOS To offload an app, go to Settings > General > iPhone storage > Instagram.
Reinstalling Instagram will clear its cache and update it to the most recent version. This is preferable than clearing the cache on Instagram.
Fix 2: Update Instagram
- Launch the Google Play Store or the App Store.
- Do an “Instagram” search.
- Update Instagram by tapping “Update.”
In that case, you must wait until there is one. Instagram will publish a follow-up update to address any bugs found in the most recent upgrade.
Fix 3: Download an older version of Instagram
- Visit Instagram’s Android versions at https://instagram.en.uptodown.com.
- Install a previous version of Instagram.
- Upload a video or reel using Instagram’s previous version.
Note that only Android-based smartphones can be used with this method.
How to fix can’t remove “Video can’t be posted” on Instagram
On Instagram, some users reported they were unable to delete or dismiss the “Video can’t be posted” warning.
This is because Instagram’s dark theme has a user interface problem.
Evidently, the dark theme makes it impossible to see the proximity warning.
As a result, a lot of people are unable to get rid of the warning that “Video can’t be posted.”
Here are a few ways to get rid of the message “Video can’t be posted”:
Method 1: To view the close indicator on Instagram, switch the theme from dark to light.
Method 2: By tapping on the notification’s far right, you can remove the post.
Method 3: Long-press the post to bring up a pop-up that says “Discarded Post.”
Method 4: Reinstall Instagram after uninstalling it.