Can no longer paste text into insta

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6hypnone - Oct 29, 2022 at 05:57 PM
Richierichmeister Posts 1 Registration date Sunday February 5, 2023 Status Member Last seen February 5, 2023 - Feb 5, 2023 at 08:43 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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6hypnone Posts 2 Registration date Saturday October 29, 2022 Status Member Last seen October 29, 2022 6
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 

HelpiOS Posts 14386 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 11, 2024 1,878
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.


Richierichmeister Posts 1 Registration date Sunday February 5, 2023 Status Member Last seen February 5, 2023
Feb 5, 2023 at 08:43 AM

I had the same problem this morning, but came up with a crazy fix: triple tap where you want to paste your copied text, and the paste option magically appears! It worked like a charm.

6hypnone Posts 2 Registration date Saturday October 29, 2022 Status Member Last seen October 29, 2022 6
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 14386 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 11, 2024 1,878
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.


HelpiOS Posts 14386 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 11, 2024 1,878
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