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How to Fix Instagram Explore Page Messed Up

Is your Instagram explore page messed up?

Is your explore feed filled with nature photos/pictures?

A broken Instagram explore page is a common glitch on the app.

Your feed will go from being normal to only showing nature photography.

As a result, you won’t be able to see your previous feed.

This is an annoying glitch because you might not be able to fix the page by refreshing it.

In this guide, you’ll learn why your Instagram explore page reset or not working and how to fix your feed if it’s messed up.

Why did my Instagram explore feed reset?

Your Instagram explore feed reset either because of a glitch on the app or Instagram is down.

The explore feed on Instagram is known to have glitches.

If it glitches out, your explore feed will only display nature photography.

This is a known glitch on Instagram that a lot of users are experiencing.

It’s annoying because your feed won’t be curated based on your interests anymore.

Unfortunately, there isn’t anything that you can do to fix it but wait it out.

In May 2022, many users are experiencing the explore feed glitch.

They went on to complain on Twitter to ask if anyone else is experiencing the same issue.

It turns out that almost everyone’s explore page has reset.

Try going to downdetector.com and check if Instagram is down.

Make sure to use the US version of downdetector as it has more reports.

If there’s a huge spike in the graph, it means that Instagram is most likely down and you’re not the only one experiencing the issue.

How to fix Instagram explore page messed up

To fix your Instagram explore page messed up, you need to wait it out.

If your explore page is messed up, it’s due to a glitch on the app.

The glitch is not caused by you but on Instagram’s end.

I personally experienced my explore page getting messed up multiple times.

I tried refreshing my explore page multiple times, but it still showed me nature photography.

Hence, refreshing it does not fix the issue.

After waiting for a few days, my explore page went back to normal.

By normal, it means that it will show you photos and videos that you’re interested in.

Hence, your best bet is to wait for a few days and your explore page will go back to normal.

Why is my Instagram explore page showing nature?

Your Instagram explore page is showing nature because of a glitch on the app.

It can also mean that Instagram is down.

In May 2022, many users went to Twitter to complain about their Instagram explore page.

Many users reported that their Instagram explore page was not working/broken/messed up because it’s only showing them nature.

Here’s a tweet by @geomaitriii, “So, this is pretty but can I have my Instagram feed back to normal. I love nature and aesthetics, but give me my memes back”.

Here’s one by @thevishnuhere, “Why are all these landscape images coming to every explore page? Is it just me?”.

And another one by @devdcrow, “Is everyone’s Instagram explore page just random nature pics rn?”.

This glitch is not a new one as it happened multiple times in the past before.

Currently, Instagram has yet to find a permanent fix for it.

For now, if you’re seeing only nature or landscape photography on your explore page, you need to wait for a few days.

After a few days, your explore page will be back to normal.

You don’t have to bother refreshing it because it’s redundant.


Throughout the years, there are multiple bugs, glitches, and errors on the Instagram app.

Perhaps the most confusing one is the broken explore page.

Your explore page will be completely fine previously.

On the next day, your explore page will reset without you knowing and start showing you nature photography.

I’ve experienced this glitch multiple times before and I haven’t found a fix except for waiting for my feed to get back to normal.

It usually takes a few days to fix itself, but it can take up to a week or more.

You should refrain from refreshing your explore page because it might get worse.

Just wait it out and your explore page will eventually return to its original state without requiring you to make any changes.

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