Limits

Instagram imposes a few limits to specific actions. It is important to note that Instagram can add infractions or ban your account temporarily if you are considered "too active" and resemble the actions of a bot. Learn more.

Feed

Your Feed is limited to the latest 200 posts.

Likes

Your Likes are limited to the latest 300 likes.

Uploads

You can upload up to 100 posts in a 24 hour period. Posting over this limit will still succeed, but the post will be removed by Instagram shortly after.

Captions

The following limits apply to captions on posts:

  • 2200 characters
  • Include up to 30 hashtags
  • Include up to 30 mentions

Relationships

The following limits apply to following / unfollowing profiles:

  • 160 follows / unfollows per hour

Likes

The following limits apply to liking posts:

  • 350 likes per hour

Comments

The following limits apply to comments on posts:

  • Include up to 5 mentions
  • Include up to 30 hashtags
  • Multiple, duplicate comments (including emoji) are not allowed
  • 100 comments per hour

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Profile

The following limits apply to your Profile:

  • 30 characters for names
  • 30 characters for usernames
  • Usernames can only contain the alpha-numeric characters, underscores and periods
  • 150 characters for biographies
  • 2000 characters for websites

Messages

The following limits apply to messages:

  • 500 characters

Conversations

The following limits apply to conversations:

  • 15 recipients in a group conversation
  • 20 characters for group conversation names

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