How to Fix – Invite collaborator not showing on Instagram?

Sometimes, I had to face the issue of the Instagram collab feature not working. I didn’t know why it happened to my account.

However, I felt disappointed when I was unable to use the feature of inviting collaborators to share my post/story/reel to my Instagram account profile grid.

Then, I hunted for how to fix invite collaborators not showing on Instagram and got the solution.

If you cannot use the feature of invite collaborators to share your Instagram content with your followers, this post will help you.

In short, you can resolve the issue of invite collaborator Instagram not working with the help of some quick and easy methods. You should update the app, switch your account, change your account type, and allow tags from everyone.

Go over the following paragraphs to learn about it.

invite collaborator instagram not showing

What is invite collaborator feature?

Do you want to team up with your friends or followers on your IG posts/reels/stories? If yes, you should use the Invite Collaborator feature and add more fun to your IG posts/reels/stories.

You only need a public account to use the invite collaborator feature. Then, you can invite your friends or followers to team up with you on your curated posts/reels/stories.

Once they accept your ‘invite’ request, your curated post/reel/story will be visible on their IG newsfeed as well. This will help you to get more organic traffic growth to your content.

One more thing is here the private Instagram account holder can’t send the invite collaborator feature but can receive it from the public account holder.

Why Invite collaborator Instagram not showing?

There are four reasons behind you not getting the invite collaboration option: 

  • Out-to-date Instagram version:– This function was recently introduced to users, so you can’t get it in outdated versions. 
  • Improper Setting: Your account settings aren’t proper.
  • Your account type:- The collaboration feature is only provided to public and professional accounts. So if your account is private or personal, you won’t get the feature.
  • Feature Inaccessible:- The invite collaborator feature of Instagram in your area or your account is currently available as this feature is unavailable in some regions/countries.

How to Fix invite collaborator instagram not showing?

The following methods have been tested by me and will certainly help you get this feature on your account –

Note:- Every steps are for both Android and iPhone Device. However, the steps & screenshots are from Android, but the user interface is only different. So, the tutorial is for both user.

Change account type to Public

Is your account private? If yes, then you should turn off the private account to switch it to a public account.

In a private account, Instagram allows only to receive the request for collaboration. You can`t see the Invite Collaborator option on a private account.

Follow the below steps to make your Instagram account public by turning off your private account:-

  • Open your Instagram App.
open instagram app
  • Tap on your profile icon below.
tap profile icon bottom at the right corner
  • Tap the three menu bar on the top right corner.
hamburger icon
  • Click on the settings and privacy option.
  • Scroll below and Tap on Accounts Privacy.
  • Toggle it, to turn off the private account to make your Instagram account public.

Switch your IG Account to a professional or Business

If the invite collaborator option is not appearing on your personal Public Instagram account, you should also try switching to a professional account.

Follow the below steps to switch your personal Instagram account to a professional account:-

  • Open your Instagram account
  • Tap on the profile icon.
tap profile icon bottom at the right corner
  • Click on the tri-bar
hamburger icon
  • Tap on the settings and privacy option.
  • Tap on the ‘Account type and tools‘ option.
Tap on the 'Account type and tools' option.
  • Click on “Switch to professional account
  • Follow the procedure (instructions given on the screen). 
  • Next, you would get the option to select a creator or business account. So, select anyone.
select creator or business account type

Update Instagram app

Updates are introduced to help users access the newly released features. And this collaboration feature is a new one; how can you get it without the updated version of the app? So make sure you are using the newest Instagram app version to avail the benefits of this function.

How can you make sure the app is updated?

  • Visit the Google Play Store/app store
Open google play store.
  • Search Instagram.
screenshot on search instagram on the search bar on playstore
  • Click on it and see whether you are given the update option. If you’re given one, tap on it and if not, consider you already have the latest version. 
screenshot for update instagram on iphone

Allow tags from everyone

How have you set your “allow tags from” settings? Check whether you have set it for everyone or not. If not, change it to everyone. But do you have any idea where you can find this option? No worries, I’ll tell you – 

  • Open your Instagram app.
  • Tap on the profile bar bottom down.
tap profile icon bottom at the right corner
  • Tap on the three-bar menu.
hamburger icon
  • Tap settings and privacy option.
  • Go to the Tags and Mentions option.
tap on Tags and Mentions option
  • Tap on Allow tags from Everyone.
Tap on Allow tags from Everyone.

Use the help option

In this solution, you are required to tell the Instagram team about your problem. Wanna know how you can do it? Here’s how – 

  • Open your Instagram app.
  • Tap on your profile icon.
tap profile icon bottom at the right corner
  • Tap on tribar – menu icon.
hamburger icon
  • Now, tap on the settings and the privacy option
  • Then, Scroll down below and then tap on the Help option.
Tap help option on instagram
  • Select “Report a problem.” 
Report a problem
  • It’s time to explain the problem you are facing. You can write something like – 
Send the report on Instagram

“Hey, Instagram team, I have a public account, and the app is updated, but still, the invite collaborator option isn’t appearing on my account. Please provide the feature as soon as possible. Thank you.! 

My Instagram account username is – XYZ (whatever is yours). After this, attach the screenshot of the problem.

Just like this, you need to write something that explains your problem properly. 


Why can’t I invite collaborators on Instagram?

You should ensure that the feature invite collaborator is introduced to your region. If yes, then, check the above-mentioned points to know why you can’t invite collaborators on Instagram.

What happens when you invite a collaborator on Instagram?

If your invite request is accepted, the content will be displayed on both of your profiles. And if the request is declined, the collaboration won’t happen.

Why invite collaborator Instagram not showing for private accounts?

Yes, it will not show the option of invite collaborator if you have turned on the private account, so you will need to turn off the private account.

What is the maximum collaborator on Instagram?

You can add up to 15 collaborators and tag up to 5 people on each Instagram post.

Why can’t I collab on Instagram?

You can’t collab on Instagram if you have posted any post against the community guidelines of Instagram.


Before anything, check whether the function is introduced to your region. If not, there is nothing you can do.

But if it is introduced, you can use the solutions mentioned above to the “invite collaborator on Instagram is not showing up” problem. Good luck..! And if you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask. 

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