How to invite Collaborators on Instagram after Posting?

Collaborating on Instagram is a win-win game for me from every perspective. I get higher reach as well as the opportunity to build relationships with the co-creator. 

And that’s why I sometimes think of collab with my friends or any creators even on already uploaded posts. 

Are you also thinking the same? 

Well, if yes, this article on how to invite collaborators on Instagram after posting will help you a lot because here, I’ll explain what I found out when I was trying to do the same. So read on –

Quick Answer – There is no way of inviting collaborators after posting.
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What Is the Instagram Collab Feature?

The Instagram collab feature is a way for two accounts to co-author a single content. This means that the post will appear on both accounts’ profiles. 

Not only this, but the views, likes, comments, shares, and other engagements will also be the same. 

So, you can consider it a beneficial feature for people who want to cross-promote their content. Though, they can only use this feature before posting the content

Can you Add a Collaborator on Instagram After Posting?

I know many of you might be wondering about adding a collaborator to your posted content, but the fact is that you can’t do so. 

Instagram provides no option to do so. 

However, if you were collaborating to get reach and engagement, you can consider doing this – 

  • Ask that person to post the content and add you as a collaborator. 

In this way, too, you can get high reach. 

How to Make a Collab Post on Instagram?

Making a collaborative post is no different from creating a normal post. The only difference is that you have to invite the next person in this kinda post. 

Here are the steps – 

  • Create your content. Now, tap on tag people. 
  • Then, click on “invite collaborators.”
  • Search for the person you want to collaborate with. 
    • You can only collaborate with them if they have allowed people to tag them. So, if you can’t select the person’s profile, consider that you can’t collaborate with them unless they invite you or change their settings. 
  • After this, click on the tick icon at the top. 
  • Lastly, click on share, and that’s all. The invite will be sent to the person. If they accept it, both accounts’ names will appear on the post. Otherwise, it will be shown under your profile name only.

⭐ The steps for collaborating are the same for reels and posts. 

Why You Should Use Collabs on Your Instagram Posts?

There are many advantages that people get if they collaborate with others on Instagram. Here’s the list of major ones – 

# Exposure to a wider audience

Collaborating with another account means exposing your content not only to your followers but to their followers, too, which ultimately expands the reach of your content. 

# Wider reach, more engagement

The higher the exposure is, the more the engagement will be. When the visibility of your content is high, more users can interact with your content. 

# Networking

Collab is not just about content and engagement; it’s an opportunity to build relationships with other creators. It’s like opening doors for future collabs, too. 

How to Accept a Collaborator Invite on Instagram?

Accepting a collaboration invitation from someone on Instagram is as easy as sending them an invitation. Here’s what you need to do – 

  • Open Instagram and go to the person’s chats who have invited you to collaborate on their content. 
  • Click on the “view request” option. 
  • Now, tap on review. 
  • Lastly, select accept. Once you do that, their content will also be shared on your profile. 

How to Remove a Collaborator on Instagram After Posting?

Removing a collaborator on Instagram is simple, but you can only do so if you are removing someone from the reel. If you want to remove the collaborator from a post, you can’t do so. 

Now, let’s come to the steps – 

  • Go to the reel and then select the three-dot icon appearing on it. 
  • Click on the edit reel. 
  • Tap on the tag people option.
  • Touch the cross icon given in front of the collaborator’s name. 
  • Click on tick. 
  • Now, tap tick and voila, it’s done. 


How to create an Instagram collab post for Reels?

The steps for collaborating on reels are the same as collaborating on post- 
● Create a reel > click on the tag people option > select “invite collaborators > search for the person you want to invite > tap on the tick icon and then share the reel. 

Can you add more than one collaborator on Instagam?

Yes, you can add multiple collaborators to your content – up to 20 people. 

Why can’t I invite collaborators on Instagram?

The main reason is that the person has not allowed people to invite him. The other reasons are – the post is already published, you are adding more people than the set limit, you have a private account, and you are trying to add someone who is not following you and technical glitches.

How to decline collaboration invite on Instagram?

Declining a collaboration invitation is simple. Just follow the same steps as you do while accepting the invitation, but in the end, click on decline instead of clicking on accept. 

How are tagging and collaborating different on Instagram?

Collab and tagging differ in many things, especially the reach concept. When you tag someone, it won’t be shared with their audience. But if you collaborate, you will be shown as a co-author.

wrapping up

Reaching a large audience and the pride of collab with influencers is a dream of many. And to make this easy, Instagram introduced the collab feature so that users can invite others. 

I’ve penned down the process of doing that above. 

Along with that, I’ve also mentioned other related stuff like the removal process, benefits of collabing, and more. 

I hope you have understood everything. But if you haven’t, let me know about your queries in the comments.

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Akshita Dahiya

Akshata Dahiya is a Author at howpremium, having a degree in Computer Science, Technical Writer. She is passionate about instagram and have experienced on it and expertise to solve your issue on Instagram.

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