Why you not get CupCake Notification on Instagram?

Instagram cupcake notification, why it’s not visible to you on your birthday on Instagram? It’s a question.

Instagram is a popular social media platform allowing users to share photos, videos, and stories. It is used by millions of people worldwide who can follow each other, like and comment on posts, and even direct message one another. Through Instagram’s various features, users can curate their own unique online presence for the world to see.

In addition, Instagram also offers businesses the ability to create professionally managed accounts where they can post content and reach out to potential customers. With its huge user base and expansive list of features, it’s no wonder Instagram has become so popular!

Due to its increasing and expanding user community and its diverse list of new features, there are certain glitches due to which Instagram users face many issues time by time.

What is “Cupcake” on Instagram?

Instagram users report those incidents that they find quite strange and also annoying at the same time. As this incident happened, people turned to Twitter to learn more about the situation after it occurred today.

This incident started with a pop-up that Instagram users noticed on their accounts. In that pop-up, there was actually a huge box that was shaped like cupcakes and had all the Instagram bright colors, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Pink, etc.

In that pop-up, there was written “Not now” below the cupcake, and the Instagram users reported that once they clicked on “Not now,” that pop-up disappeared.

Instagram users reported this issue on Twitter as one of the users tweeted,

“Does anyone else have a pop-up of a cupcake randomly show up on their Instagram, or just me?

Another Instagram user tweeted as;

“Who else got the cupcake notification and what does that mean?”

Cupcake Notification—Explained

The cupcake is a notification on Instagram that pops up when it is your birthday. But for some Instagram users, this notification appears all the time. It’s most probably a glitch on Instagram. The images and pictures on Instagram do not have any secret message, so it’s considered a bug. By the way, Instagram and glitches have a very close relationship.

Instagram has acknowledged this issue and is trying its best to sort out the problem, but at the same time, reports on Twitter claim this issue is rising day by day.

Some users also reported that their “Not Now button” is not working. And they found no way to refuse that notification.

As one tweeted, Instagram gave me a cupcake, and there’s no way to refuse it; the not now button does not work. Is this a threat. #itsnotevenmybirthday”.

If you are also facing this issue and you want to fix it up, then just follow the fixes below.

How to Get rid of Cupcake Notification?

How to Get rid of Cupcake Notification?

It’s quite annoying to see a useless pop-up or notification on your screen, and to see a cupcake notification when even it’s not your birthday irritates you.

For that, if you want to get rid of that cup-cake notification so that it does not show you again but only on your birthday, then follow the fixes mentioned below.

  • Saying “Bye” to Instagram for a Minute
  • Deleting the Instagram app.
  • Switch off and switch on.

Here we will explain them one by one.

Saying “Bye” to Instagram for a Minute

When you see a pop-up notification of a cupcake, and it’s not your birthday, you first need to close your Instagram app and remove it from the recent tabs. If you are an iPhone user, then swipe to the home page and also clear the tab running in the background by closing the recently used tabs.

On any other device, you can force-stop Instagram.

Deleting the Instagram App

If closing Instagram does not help, then try deleting or uninstalling the Instagram app. we are saying to delete it forever, but once you delete it, go to the Play Store (Android device) or App Store (iOS devices) and then install the updated version of Instagram available there again.

Switch Off and Switch On

If the reinstalling app does not work and you are still facing the same issue, then switch off your device and again switch it on. This will work for you. If not, then you can open Instagram on Chrome Browser and have fun.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the cupcake notification on Instagram?

The cupcake notification appears with a huge box with a cupcake inside that is colored in bright and charming colors on all Instagram. It usually pops up on your Instagram account when it’s your birthday. But recently, there’s been an error with this pop-up, and it’s visible to everyone, even if that’s not their birthday. It apparently doesn’t have any meaning and is a glitch.

How do you describe cupcakes?

A cupcake is a small and sweet baked good, and it has a topping of frosting. You can bake it on someone’s birthday to make them feel special.

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In this article, we have discussed the cupcake notification that pops up on Instagram even when it’s not your birthday. It annoys the users and hinders them from doing their work flawlessly. Some users even don’t have the button to close that notification. Here, we have compiled some of the possible fixes that you can try in order to get rid of this notification.

Share your experience by commenting in the comment section below and if you are stuck or have any queries, then feel free to contact us!


Eli Overbey

Elioverbey is a Hillman professor of information science and human-machine emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University. Elioverbey has a broad interest in design technology and social effects, spanning from computer-based teamwork and computer-assisted collaborative research to human-robot interaction.

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