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How to Fix Invite Collaborator Not Showing on Instagram

Is the “Invite Collaborator” option not showing on Instagram?

The error happens when you try to invite a collaborator to a post.

Instagram Collabs allow you to co-author content with other accounts.

The original author can tag another account as a collaborator.

The person who gets tagged can choose to accept or deny the request.

If the person accepts the request, the post will be shown to their followers and on their profile.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the Invite Collaborator option not showing, not working, or missing on Instagram.

Why is the Invite Collaborator option not showing on Instagram?

Invite Collaborator not showing on Instagram

The Invite Collaborator option is not showing on Instagram because you don’t have a business account.

Otherwise, your account is set to private or you’ve prevented others from tagging you.

Along with having a business account, you need to complete your profile.

This includes adding a name and website, following others, and inviting your friends.

After you’ve done this, you need to wait for 48 hours for you to collab with others.

In some cases, Instagram might be down—which means that you need to wait for the servers to be up for the collaboration feature to work.

How to fix Invite Collaborator not showing on Instagram

To fix the Invite Collaborator option not showing on Instagram, you need to switch to a business account, complete your profile, and wait for 48 hours.

If your account is set to private, you need to change it to a public account.

If you’ve prevented others from tagging you, you need to allow tags from everyone.

Lastly, you need to turn off the “Manually Approve Tags” privacy setting.

Fix 1: Switch to a business account, complete your profile, and wait for 48 hours

  1. Open Instagram > Profile > Menu.
  2. Settings > Account > Switch to professional account.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to switch to a business account.
  4. Profile > x of 3 steps complete > add a name and website > follow some people > invite your friends.
  5. Wait for 48 hours and the “Invite Collaborator” option will show up.

Editor’s note: I personally managed to invite a collaborator after 48 hours of using this method (yes, it takes some time for the option to appear). Previously, I was unable to because I had a personal account and I haven’t completed my profile.

Fix 2: Set your account to public instead of private

  1. Open Instagram > Profile > Menu.
  2. Settings > Privacy > Private account.
  3. Disable “Private account”.

Editor’s note: You should be able invite someone to collab with you after you’ve set your account to public. If you’re still not able to, you need to switch to a business account and wait for 48 hours instead.

Fix 3: Allow people to tag you on Instagram

Allow tags on Instagram
  1. Open Instagram > Profile > Menu.
  2. Settings > Privacy > Posts.
  3. Set “Allow Tags From” to “Everyone”.
  4. Set “Manually Approve Tags” to “Off”.

Editor’s note: Allowing tags and turning off “Manually Approve Tags” are mandatory for others to collab with you on Instagram, so you need to make sure to do both of those things.

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