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Autofill is not working on Instagram hashtags

The latest update to Instagram apparently has caused a vital feature to stop working. Normally when you post a photo or a video and then want to add some hashtags, Instagram would auto-complete the hashtags with suggestions from tags you’ve previously used.

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For example:

If I type #c in a comment to one of my photos, Instagram would suggest #clouds #cloudscape #cloudstagram if I have used them recently. Or other examples if I type # and another letter.

This makes it easy to add more tags and it also prevents misspelling, which is easily done if you add several hashtags.

Now however, this feature is not working. Instagram won’t autofill any hashtags if you do like I showed above. Instead, the app is now suggesting ALL recently used hashtags if you start typing #. And this is no good because you might want to add only tags related to black and white photography if you post a bnw photo, so now you have to scroll through all of them to find the appropriate ones. And not only that, you can only add one at a time from the suggested list, so this makes it all more time consuming.

Hopefully it is just a bug and I really hope Instagram will restore the autofill feature to what it was before the last update.

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  1. stephen says

    I’m having excatly the same issue, except it broke for me the update before todays update. Please let me know if you find a fix! Thanks.

  2. Suzanne says

    same here, it is killing me!

  3. Etienne says

    same here. annoying. still not fixed in the actual update, right?

  4. Kirsty says

    this is still not working for me – anyone have any ideas for how to get autofill to work again? It’s driving me crazy, not to mention is annoyingly time wasting to have to find each one individually

  5. joseph says

    facing same issue

  6. malabrocca says

    Same problem not solved yet



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