Instagram had a brief outage; users around the world report technical problems

Instagram users all around the world faced an outage recently. The services came to a halt after this outage. Users witnessed the old version of Instagram with no feature of reels.

The Instagram public relations account on Twitter announced about the restoration of the services. The previously mentioned technical issue was successfully resolved. The company announced in a tweet that the problem. This led to the outage being fixed, and they were sorry for any difficulty this may have caused.

Instagram issues reported by the users

On Thursday, it appeared that the Instagram app developed by Meta was experiencing some technical issues. Thousands of users worldwide reported having problems accessing the site.

The uptime tracking website Downdetector said that the number of people complaining about Instagram increased as soon as 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. According to the website, as of 12:54 p.m., more than 24,000 users had submitted issue reports. Moreover, 86% suggested problems accessing the app.

According to Downdetector, most issues with “the gram” are reported by users in New York and Los Angeles in the United States. However, users worldwide, including those in Europe, Asia, and South America, were experiencing the same issues.

Response from Instagram’s team

The Insta PR team confirmed the troubles in a tweet sent out at 1:34 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). They added, “We’re aware that some individuals are having trouble accessing Instagram. We are exerting every effort to bring things back to normal as quickly as possible and are doing all in our ability to do so. Please excuse any inconvenience this may create, and thank you in advance for your patience. #instagramdown.”

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Users reported on Reddit that they could not launch the Instagram app on Thursday when they attempted to do so. A few users said that when they eventually succeeded in opening Instagram again. Moreover, the app had reverted to an older configuration in which it did not have Reels. Reels are Instagram’s version of the short video format used by TikTok.

The longest outage ever

In October 2021, the famous photo- and video-sharing network Instagram and Meta’s Facebook and WhatsApp services experienced downtime that lasted for about six hours. Additionally, making it is one of Instagram’s most extended and most prolonged outages. The service was out for around 24 hours across several applications, including Instagram in 2019. This was the most extended outage that Meta’s family of apps had experienced since then.

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