You might have a “Checkpoint Required” error on Instagram while trying to log in to your account. This issue started globally on April 21, 2022, and most users are affected. This guide will discuss the cause of the error and its possible fixes.
What is Instagram Checkpoint Required Error?
Checkpoint Required error is caused by a glitch that started due to an Instagram outage on April 21, 2022. The Instagram app was down worldwide.
Most users get the “Checkpoint Required,” “Privacy Checks,” and black screen pop-up error on their Instagram account.
The checkpoint_required error has some message variations like “your post has been removed,” “secure your account,” and “we remove content you posted,” among others.
However, there are some reasons why a user will encounter this error, such as accessing Instagram from a different location or logging in to an unauthorized third-party app or service.
How to Fix Instagram Checkpoint Required Error?
Solution 1: Check if the Instagram servers are online
As the main reason for the error is server outages, it is essential to check the status of Instagram.
The easiest method is by going to the Instagram Help page. Here you’ll find various drop-down menus available in the panel on the left of the page. If you are able to access the site, you should select Known Issues. This displays any issues that the platform may be encountering.
The second method is by monitoring Instagram’s status on Downdetector. On this website, you can see the detailed history of how Instagram has performed in recent days, as well as comments from users who are having problems with the site. If there’s a spike in the graph, it indicates that Instagram is down, and you have to wait until it’s back up.
Another method is by checking the microblogging site Twitter. You can search for the error message on Twitter to see if other users are experiencing it. When Instagram is down, the error message will show up for many users. If the Instagram error trends on Twitter, the problem is probably on Instagram’s side. The best solution is you need to wait it out.
Solution 2: Confirm your identity
Log in to your Instagram account. A pop-up notification will appear after you log in, asking you to confirm an attempt to log in to your Instagram account from a different location. Tap on the “It was me” button to confirm your identity (if necessary). You can return to the app and begin using it normally.
Solution 3: Update your Instagram app to the latest version
Launch your Google Play or Apple App Store, search for Instagram, and tap on the “Update” button. After updating the app, try using the Instagram app and see if the error is gone.
Solution 4: Uninstall and reinstall the Instagram app
To uninstall the Instagram app, tap and hold the Instagram icon on your home screen and select Uninstall/Delete/Remove. After that, head over to the Google Play or Apple App Store, search for Instagram and install it. This process might fix the problem as it will clear the app’s cache, and the app will be updated to the latest version.
Solution 5: Disable your Instagram temporarily
The error may be resolved by temporarily deactivating your Instagram for a few hours and re-activating it again. To do this, open a web browser (Chrome/Firefox) on your PC and visit the Instagram website. Log in to your account and go to Settings. Under the “Edit Profile” tab, click on the “Temporarily disable my account” button. Choose a reason for disabling your account. You can select “Just need a break” and enter your password. After that, wait for around 3 to 4 hours before logging in to your account again.
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While the exact cause of these issues is unknown, it is most likely a result of Instagram’s server glitches. There is no problem with your device or connection to the network. You don’t need to panic. It will eventually get fixed. Until then, you can continue experimenting with the solutions and workarounds mentioned previously.