Invite collaborator not showing on Instagram? 7 Easy fixes

Written By Ayush Reviewed By How-to iPhone 7 Min Read

If you’re an avid Instagram user, you’ll surely want to check out Instagram’s collaboration feature. This add-on allows two users to post the same posts or Reels on their feeds, helping them reach a much wider audience base.

If Instagram’s ‘Invite collaborator’ option is not showing up on your iPhone for some reason, here’s a list of few solutions that can help you fix the issue.

  1. Force quit and relaunch Instagram
  2. Allow everyone to tag you on Instagram
  3. Ensure that your account is set to public
  4. Switch to a professional account
  5. Log out and log in to your account
  6. Update or reinstall Instagram on iPhone
  7. Report a Problem to Instagram support

1. Force quit and relaunch Instagram

If you’re unable to find the Invite collaborator option when creating posts in Instagram on iPhone, you should force quit Instagram and relaunch it. This basic solution can often help you fix several glitches that may arise within the Instagram app on your iPhone. Here are the steps for the same:

  1. Open the App Switcher on your iPhone.
  2. Swipe up on Instagram to close it.

    Force Quit Instagram on iPhone
  3. Then, reopen Instagram to see if the Invite collaborator option shows up when creating posts on Instagram.

2. Allow everyone to tag you on Instagram

Are you able to send invites to collaborators but are unable to receive collaboration requests from others? In that case, you must allow everyone to tag you on Instagram before they can send you collaboration invites.

  1. Open Instagram → Tap your profile picture at the bottom right.
  2. Tap the hamburger icon.
  3. Tap on Tags and mentions → select Allow Tags from everyone.

    Select Allow mentions for everyone

3. Ensure that your account is set to public

If you can still send collaboration invites but can’t receive them, you need to ensure that your account is set to public, as shown below.

  1. Open Instagram → Tap your profile picture at the bottom right.
  2. Tap the hamburger icon → tap Account privacy.
  3. Then, toggle off Private account → Tap Switch to public.

    Switch to Public account on Instagram

4. Switch to a professional account

For some reason, Instagram sometimes randomly turns off a few features for personal accounts that are generally available to most users. The only way you can force Instagram to let you access these features is to switch from a personal to a professional account. Here are the steps for the same:

  1. Open Instagram → Tap your profile picture at the bottom right.
  2. Tap the hamburger icon.
  3. Scroll down and tap Account type and tools.
  4. Then, tap Switch to professional accountContinue.

    Switch to Professional account on Instagram
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete setting up the professional account.

5. Log out and log in to your account

If the previous methods didn’t help you bring back the Invite collaborator option in Instagram, you should try logging out and re-logging into your Instagram account to rule out the possibility of temporary glitches with your account causing the issue. Here’s how you can do this quickly:

  1. Open Instagram → Tap your profile picture at the bottom right.
  2. Select the hamburger icon from the top right.
  3. Scroll down and tap Log out.
  4. Enter your credentials and tap login to access your account.

6. Update or reinstall Instagram on iPhone

Glitches within the Instagram app can also prevent the Invite collaborator option from appearing on your iPhone. If you want to fix such issues, you’ll need to update the Instagram app, or reinstall it, if no update is available.

  1. Open the App Store → Tap your profile picture at the top right corner.
  2. Scroll down and check if an update for Instagram is available.
  3. If an update is available, tap on Update.
    If no update is available, move to the next step.

    See if any update is shown for Instagram in App Store
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  4. Tap and hold the icon for Instagram. Then, tap on Remove AppDelete AppDelete.

    Delete Instagram App from iPhone
  5. Open the App Store → Go to the Search tab → Search for Instagram.
  6. Tap the blue cloud icon beside the Instagram icon.

    Install Instagram from App Store

7. Report a Problem to Instagram support

If you’ve tried all of the solutions listed above, but you’re still having trouble finding the Invite collaborator option when creating an Instagram post on your iPhone, you can report the problem to Instagram support as detailed in these steps:

  1. Open Instagram and tap your profile picture at the bottom right.
  2. Tap the hamburger icon.
  3. Scroll down and select the option for Help.
  4. Now, tap Report a Problem and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Report a problem on Instagram
  5. Describe the issue you’re facing → Tap Send on the top right.
Can I collaborate with someone who is not following me on Instagram?

Yes, you can also collaborate with someone who is not following you. When you tag any profile as a collaborator, the other account is notified that you have sent them a request to collaborate which can be accepted or denied.

Can I collaborate with more than one profile on Instagram?

Yes, you can collaborate with more than one profile at a time. Instagram allows you to collaborate with up to three accounts on a single post.

Are the likes and comments for collaborative posts merged together?

Yes. Whenever you publish anything with collaborators on Instagram, all the comments, likes, as well as the number of shares for the published posts or reels are merged together and show up on both accounts.

Wrapping up…

Creating collaborative posts and Reels on Instagram offers a great way to drive user engagement and allows you to expand your account’s outreach. In case you’re unable to access this useful feature on Instagram, the fixes listed in this guide should help you resolve it. If you found this guide helpful, let us know which solution fixed the issue for you in the comment section.

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By Ayush Staff Writer
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Ayush is a writer with a keen interest in consumer technology and the Apple ecosystem. He has over three years of working experience at several big-name publications, including Guiding Tech, TechPP, and MobiGyaan. Here at iGeeksBlog, he specializes in crafting how-to guides, buying guides, and editorials related to all things Apple.
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