Can no longer paste text into insta

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6hypnone - Oct 29, 2022 at 05:57 PM
HelpiOS Posts 13028 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen December 1, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022 at 07:24 AM

I tried last night to copy hash tags from my notepad app so Im not re typing them every post obviously. But I no longer can do this. The paste option does not show up. Something that's new also is it says something about typing "alt text". I don't want to type any alt text. I just want to paste in my tags as I've done hundreds of times before. 

I took a screenshot but this damn thing won't let me upload an image. 


Android / Chrome 107.0.0.0

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HelpiOS Posts 13028 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen December 1, 2022 1,868
Oct 29, 2022 at 06:09 PM

Hi,

I suggest you try pasting your text using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V.

To copy it, select your text and press Ctrl+C.

Hope this will work.


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6hypnone Posts 2 Registration date Saturday October 29, 2022 Status Member Last seen October 29, 2022
Oct 29, 2022 at 06:51 PM

No this is on my phone. One shoul be able to paste anywhere. On any device. Plus insta is largely a mobile platform. If ppl cant paste, its whole community would collapse and never use it agsin. This shouid not be happening period 

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HelpiOS Posts 13028 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen December 1, 2022 1,868
Oct 29, 2022 at 07:12 PM

I assume you are using the app.

As a temporary solution, use Instagram from your mobile browser.

You can also try uninstalling/reinstalling the app. If the problem persists, report it to Instagram by going to Menu > Settings > Help > Report a Problem.

Good luck


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6hypnone Posts 2 Registration date Saturday October 29, 2022 Status Member Last seen October 29, 2022
Oct 29, 2022 at 11:52 PM

I have already reported the issue.

Unfortunately, if I go to the insta web page, it switches automatically to the app.

I cleared cache 1st, that did nothing. I reinstalled and so far that seems to have fixed it. Any idea wtf this issue is? I cant find anyone else with this problem. It's so odd.

Want to thank you for such quick responses. 

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HelpiOS Posts 13028 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen December 1, 2022 1,868
Oct 31, 2022 at 07:24 AM

You're welcome!

I think it's a possible bug with the app. But it seems that you aren't alone - as in this thread, someone encountered the same problem as you, but with Facebook.


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