Below you'll find the most frequent publishing errors along with recommendations on what to do if they happen. In all cases, if the error persists or if you are unable to figure out how to fix the problem, we are here to help, please contact support.
Page request limit reached.
The profile has reached its API calls limit, therefore we are not able to publish on this profile, or sync its new comments. The API calls limit is based on daily active people (DAP) - the higher your page's DAP, the higher the rate limit threshold. As soon as the threshold is reached, the profile is locked by Instagram/Facebook and the only way to get this "resolved" is to wait for the profile to be unlocked by the native platform. If the error persists, please contact support.
The aspect ratio is not supported.
The aspect ratio of the image must be within 4:5 to 1.91:1. Crop the image and try to publish it again. If the error persists, please contact support.
An unexpected error has occurred. Please retry your request later.
Unknown error - we have no further information on this one. The only thing we can recommend is publishing the same content again later. If the error persists, please contact support.
Error validating access token: The session has been invalidated because the user changed their password or Facebook has changed the session for security reasons.
It appears that Vista Social no longer has valid access to your profile. It has either expired or has been revoked. You simply need to reconnect this profile. If the error persists, please contact support.
The image format is not supported.
The problem is most likely the image resolution - Instagram allows a max resolution of 1920x1080px. Posts failed with this error message usually contain images with a much higher resolution. Resize the image and try publishing again. If the error persists, please contact support.
This error is returned when Instagram anti-spam mechanism is triggered. Instagram does not say what caused it since it is all AI algorithm driven and how you can prevent it (there are no further details along with the error message). Instagram intentionally do not share the details to prevent someone trying to circumvent or playing around with their system. Our recommendation is to modify the post and try to publishing this post again. If the error persists, please contact support.
(#10) The user is not an Instagram Business
This publishing error can happen when you switch your Instagram Business Account to an Instagram Creator Account. Publishing on a Creator Account is not available via the Instagram API at the moment, so we recommend you switch your account back to a Business Account. If the error persists, please contact support.
(#10) Application does not have permission for this action
- Check that the Instagram account and Facebook Page are still connected correctly.
- Also, please check that you have an Admin role on linked Facebook Page.
- Reconnect with your Facebook account and accept all permissions.
- If the error persists, please contact support.
User access is restricted
User is unavailable - The Instagram account is either inactive or restricted.
The Instagram account is restricted
You reached maximum number of posts that is allowed to be published by Content Publishing API.
When using tools like Vista Social to publish content to Instagram, each Instagram profile is allowed to publish a maximum of 25 posts within a 24-hour period. Please wait before further publishing. If the error persists, please contact support.
Application request limit reached
It appears that Facebook and Instagram networks are very busy. Please wait a bit and then try your post again. If the error persists, please contact support.
We restrict certain activity to protect our community. Tell us if you think we made a mistake.
Similar to #6, Instagram AI-driven algorithms have flagged this post. Instagram intentionally does not share the details to prevent someone from trying to circumvent or play around with their system. Our recommendation is to modify the post and try to publish this post again. If the error persists, please contact support.
The Instagram account is inactive, checkpointed, or restricted. Please sign in to the Instagram app and complete any actions the app requires to re-enable their account.
Various factors, such as logging in from multiple devices into the same Instagram account or using automation apps requesting login credentials, can trigger these checkpoints.
To resolve this, we suggest logging in to your Instagram account through the mobile app and following the on-screen instructions to address any checkpoints.
Please keep in mind that even after completing these steps, it may take some time for the checkpoint to be cleared. These checkpoints are automated mechanisms within Instagram, often powered by AI.
Error: Media upload has failed with error code 2207001
Similar to #11, Instagram's network are very busy. Please wait a bit and then try your post again. If the error persists, please contact support.