New Delhi: Popular image-sharing app Instagram was down for thousands of users in various parts of the world on Thursday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. Users were unable to post images, share or refresh their Instagram feed or send DMs.
Instagram acknowledged the issue faced by users and issued a statement saying it’s working on the resolution. “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience, and hang tight!” the image-sharing platform said in a tweet.
Some users resorted to Twitter to vent their confusion and frustration over the same problem using the hashtag #InstagramDown. Even some of the users said that sharing jokes and GIFs on the app was giving them trouble.
Soon after users encountered issues on Instagram, a funny meme fest swept over the microblogging platform Twitter. Many users reported on Twitter that Instagram has been down for about an hour and that they are unable to access their accounts on the app or website.
— sebas!𓆙 (@getmoneysebob) September 22, 2022
— Rovin Singh Verma (@RovinSinghVerma) September 22, 2022
— Abz👨🏾🦯 (@schizophrnicabz) September 22, 2022
— Meme (@memeisduniya) September 22, 2022
— 𝙺e𝚝♡ (@InsanelySsane) September 22, 2022
— Patel Meet (@mn_google) September 22, 2022
Updates show that users in the US, South America, Asia, and Europe are being adversely affected by the Instagram outage, which started about 11:45 a.m. ET.
Although the cause of the technical issues is unknown, customers claim they are unable to access their accounts and, even if they can, the feed does not load. This affects the iOS and Android apps.