Instagram down? Facebook says it's working to fix issues accessing the app

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USA TODAY 02 September, 2021 - 07:38am 16 views

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Facebook said it is working to get things back to normal for Instagram users following reports of troubles accessing the popular social media app.

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Facebook said it is working to get things back to normal for Instagram users following reports of troubles accessing the popular social media app.

Initial reports on the website Down Detector, which tracks when web services are down, showed users first noting problems accessing Instagram after 6:30 am ET.

In a statement emailed to USA TODAY, Instagram owner Facebook said it is aware some users are having trouble accessing their accounts. The company also said it is working to get things back to normal as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Instagram users have turned to other social media including Twitter to vent about the outage:

Instagram users coming back to twitter to check if insta is down pic.twitter.com/4clcCt8piy

Me entering Twitter too see if anyone else’s Instagram is down #instagramdownpic.twitter.com/dvnzhnLOo1

Me when Instagram is down: #instagramdownpic.twitter.com/yaS7g50AMr

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Instagram is Down: How to Check if it is Working?

Tech Times 02 September, 2021 - 09:50pm

According to a recent report by The Sun, Instagram users around the world have experienced an outage in the image-sharing platform. I

t was in the early morning of Sept.2 when they started to notice that something was wrong with the app.

The #Instagramdown reached Twitter following some problems that surfaced online. Some users could not use the features of Instagram at that time.

A few moments later, the management noticed a surge of complaints on the platform. Later, Instagram announced that Instagram's messaging system was not working at all.

Before Instagram suffered a system problem this September, there was another major outage that took place earlier in August.

At that time, many US-based app users reported that Instagram went down.

New York City was the epicenter of the past outage on Aug. 2. Other residents from Washington DC and Los Angeles also experienced the problems.

As per DownDetector, the outage started to kick off at around 4:10 PM EST. At the same time in the United Kingdom, the majority of the affected users came from London. There were nearly 3,000 reports in the country during that period.

To know if your Instagram is working amid the outage, here are the things that you can do.

Go to the Help page of Instagram and look for the options in the panel.

Click the Issues. It will now show you the possible problems in IG.

Always check if the app is in its latest version.

For Android users, you can head to the Play Store. Look for the three lines located on the upper left side.

From the Google Play Store, a menu will appear. Click My Apps & Games and go to the Updates to check if your Instagram is updated.

Look for Instagram and click the Update button.

Similarly, iOS users can do this by going to the App Store->Updates at the bottom part of the page.

You can also visit the websites such as Is it Down Right Now and Down Detector to know more about the functionalities of the apps.

During the time when Instagram was down, many users managed to create funny memes that went viral on Twitter.

The internet went crazy about the outage after a series of jokes appeared on the social media posting app. One user posted a "feel" meme depicting himself apologizing to the internet after blaming Instagram.

 Another person published Squidward's photo while leaving Krusty Krab. Still, another one created a meme with Homer Simpson jumping to the next house with the logo of Instagram. These are only some of the memes that LatestLY spotted recently.

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Instagram partially restored after going down for thousands worldwide: report

Geo News 02 September, 2021 - 09:20am

KARACHI: Photo-sharing app Instagram went down on Thursday morning, with thousands of users across the globe complaining that they are unable to access it.

By Thursday evening, although some users reported being able to access the service, several others reported they are still facing issues.

“Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can,” read an error message when one opened the app on the desktop. 

As per a report in the Indian Express, many people complained on Twitter in India as well, about the app not working. 

According to Downdetector, hundreds of Instagram users are still experiencing issues with the app. 

Around 44% of Instagram users are not able to use the app properly, 27% are facing issues with the web version of the app and 29% are witnessing server connection issues.

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AppleInsider 02 September, 2021 - 08:30am

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Users worldwide are reporting that photo-sharing service Instagram is currently unavailable. Although widespread geographically, it's not clear how many users are affected.

First reports of issues with Instagram began around 6:40 a.m. Eastern, and have continued to rise since. It's not know what has caused the issue, but a Facebook spokesperson has said the company is aware of the problem.

"We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram," said the company in a statement to iMore. "We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience."

According to DownDetector, Instagram experienced a similar outage on September 1, 2021, but they were more quickly resolved. So were ones on August 26, and separately on August 27.

There's no discernible pattern to the outage, with many users continuing to access Instagram via the iOS app, and through its website on macOS.

Update: The issue has been resolved.

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[Update: Sep 02 outage] Is Instagram down and not working again?

PiunikaWeb 02 September, 2021 - 08:28am

Looks like Instagram is experiencing a sort of outage, yet again. Yes, after being down for a couple of times very recently, we’re again seeing reports from many users that the photo-focused social media service is not working again.

More reports here.

It’s currently not known whether it’s a small glitch or the service has suffered a major outage this time. Meanwhile, complaints continue to pour in. We are looking for more info on the matter, and will update the story as and when we have something newsworthy.

This outage comes hot on the heels of the Facebook-owned company implementing a major change to the service. Instagram announced that it’s expanding the ongoing experiment to hide ‘likes’ count to more countries, including Brazil, Japan, Ireland, Australia, Italy, and New Zealand.

Until now, the test – which began in May this year – was being carried out in Canada. The move is aimed at reducing mental pressure on users (especially teens) as the number of likes is often taken as a measure of one’s popularity in their social circle.

The change makes sure the total number of likes on photos and videos are not visible to others, although the owner would still be able to see them.

Going by reports proliferating across micro-blogging site Twitter, Instagram is down and not working for many. Following are some of the reports:

Down detector also conveys the service is indeed encountering an issue in some regions of Europe like Italy, France, Germany and others as can be seen in the live outage map below:

Instagram is reportedly down again. Users on social media (especially Twitter) are actively reporting issues with the service. Even on DownDetector we can see complaints about a potential outage.

Here’s what a complainant said recently:

DM’s not working nor is the stories nor updating feed..

Once again, Instagram as well as Facebook are down for many. Here are some of the reports from Twitter:

Down detector also conveys the same.

Facebook is seemingly aware of the issue.

Instagram has finally acknowledged the problem.

We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook’s family of apps, including Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #InstagramDown

The service is up and working again.

Going by reports prolifetrating on Twitter, Instagram is down and not working for users. Downdetector also conveys the same.

Instagram is down and not working for some as if writing this. Apart from reports on Twitter, Downdetector also conveys the same.

Going by the latest reports surfacing on the microblogging site Twitter, Instagram is down as of writing this. Downdetector also conveys an outage, as can be seen in the image below:

Going by user reports, the Instagram app seems to be affected, with DMs not working. The website is reportedly working fine though for affected users.

Reports on Twitter suggest Instagram is down as of writing this.

The down detector service also conveys the same. Take a look at the live service outage map:

Apart from Instagram, other services like Facebook and Whatsapp are also down, and some report of encountering 5xx Server Error. More details here. We are looking for an official word regarding this outage and will update this post as and when we get any.

It appears the service is coming back up for some. It’s up again at least for us.

We are seeing plenty of reports doing rounds online suggesting that Instagram is down. We can also confirm this from our end, something the downdetector also corroborates.

Going by reports, the app keeps crashing and users get to see the app has stopped notification (as can be seen in the image below). However, there is yet to come an official confirmation from the service itself.

Following are some of the users reports:

Here’s a user’s shared Gif of the issue.

While the service is still down (going by reports on Twitter), there is yet to some an official word on the matter.

The Instagram crashing issue was finally not only acknowledged by the company but fixed as well. If you are still facing the issue, you need to restart the app once.

Following is what the company’s PR team said on Twitter:

Update: this has been resolved but you may need to restart your app for it to work. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Instagram has now gone down again across the world. It seems that the DMs are not refreshing/reloading properly anymore. The rest of the app seems to be working fine but it’s too early to say for sure.

NOOOOOO IS INSTAGRAM DOWN CUZ I CANT SEND DMS 😐

Is it me or it takes like 10m for a dm to send on Instagram #instagramdown

There has been a spike on Down Detector as well as dozens of reports on Twitter. Just get a hold of yourself and give us a break from these continual outages already, Instagram!

And Instagram is down and not working as of writing this. The down detector also conveys outage. Take a look at some of the reports:

Instagram was down a few hours ago for users across the globe, however, the problem has now been fixed as confirmed by Instagram Comms on Twitter.

Is #instagramdown for you? We’re working on it! We know that some people are currently having issues, and we’re fixing it ASAP. (Source)

And we’re back! If you were having a hard time earlier, your account should be working normally now. (Source)

Downdetector now doesn’t show any issues with Instagram which means that the outage we saw yesterday has since been fully addressed.

According to multiple recent reports, the Activity feed in Instagram is not refreshing/loading and is giving the Couldn’t refresh feed message. The issue is yet to be acknowledged officially.

Some unscrupulous users are taking advantage of the other Instagram users’ perils to scam them into using shady persons to get this issue addressed for them.

We would like to warn our readers not to engage with said characters and only accept and seek help from Instagram’s official channels.

Now, it is coming to light that this issue has been fixed and users on the Instagram Beta channel on Android are already reporting this issue gone. However, it might be a few more days or weeks before users on the stable release receive the bug-fix update.

We’d love to hear from you. Has this issue been fixed for you? Tell us in the comments section below.

Instagram has confirmed that they are aware of the bug which prevents the comments from loading for some users. Further, it’s also acknowledged that they are aware of the “nah he tweakin” comments that are popping up on many posts as highlighted by many, including meme page Memezar.

Yeah we tweakin, but only a little bit. We’re aware that some people are having issues loading their comments (we’re fixing that) and that some are seeing a bunch of comments saying “nah he tweakin” (what is that?). More soon! (Source)

Now, Instagram is coming out to note that the ‘nah he tweakin’ issue on comments has been resolved.

11:59 am (IST): A flurry of new reports are surfacing online, noting that Instagram is down and not working for many users.

This is a developing story and we shall continue to keep an eye on this and update as and when we get more info so stay tuned.

04:57 pm (IST): Despite a few reports suggesting that Instagram is back up again, it appears that many users are still unable to use the app properly as the feed does not refresh and throws the error ‘Couldn’t refresh feed’.

07:00 pm (IST): Instagram now seems to be working fine, at least according to few reports online and according to our own tests. We’ll keep an eye on the situation and will post an update if there are any further developments.

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Instagram is having issues, hence your non-refreshed feed

Mashable 02 September, 2021 - 07:29am

Instagram appeared to be having issues on Thursday, with outages reported on Downdector from around 7:30 a.m. ET/12:30 p.m. BST.

Downdetector is owned by Mashable's publisher, Ziff Davis.

Mashable staff tried the Instagram app in the U.S. and the UK and saw issues. In the UK, we were supplied with error messages reading "Couldn't refresh feed," though it actually seemed to be refreshing slightly.

"We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram," a Facebook company spokesperson told Mashable. "We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience."

At the time of writing, Instagram has not released a public statement as to cause of the outage.

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PSA: Instagram is currently down for some users [U]

9to5Mac 02 September, 2021 - 07:06am

If you’re not able to use Instagram this morning, it’s not just you. The social network is facing a widespread outage that has been affecting multiple users on Thursday morning. Based on reports from 9to5Mac readers and also Twitter, Instagram is currently down in different countries around the world.

While the social network is partially working for some users, others aren’t able to access any of the app’s features. In some cases, users have received a message telling them to “try again later” and that some app features have been limited.

However, despite what the error message says, the problem is not related to the user’s account. According to DownDetector, the ongoing outage began around 3:42 a.m. PT.

Right now, there’s not much you can do if Instagram isn’t working for you. We recommend that you wait a bit and try to access the app at another time. As usual, we’ll update this article once the issue is fixed.

Have you been affected by today’s Instagram outage? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Instagram crashes for frustrated users around the world 

Oneindia News 02 September, 2021 - 06:21am

By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline

Instagram appears to still be down for many frustrated users around the world. 

According to DownDetector, more than 6,000 Instagram users have reported problems with the app as of midday on Thursday. 

MailOnline has contacted Facebook, which owns the photo-sharing app, for comment. 

'We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram,' a company spokesperson said. 

'We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience.' 

It's one of the most popular social media apps around the world, but it appears that Instagram has crashed

Hours after the problems started, at 3:42pm BST, Instagram tweeted: 'Is #instagramdown for you? We're on it! We know some people are having issues accessing Instagram and are working to fix things ASAP.' 

Instagram users flocked to Twitter to share their frustrations, and to check if other users were experiencing the same problems.  

While the reason for the outage remains unclear, of those who reported issues, 51 per cent said they couldn't access the app, 29 per cent said they were having server issues, and 21 per cent were having problems with the Instagram website.  

According to DownDetector, more than 6,000 Instagram users have reported problems with the app as of midday on Thursday

The Instagram outage appears to be affecting users worldwide, with reports in the UK, France, US and Portugal 

As of late Thursday afternoon, #instagramdown is still trending on Twitter, which is often the first point of call whenever users can't access an app. 

One Twitter user said: 'I really thought I’m having issues with my internet connection. #instagramdown.'

Another tweeted: 'I deleted Instagram just to find out everyone on twitter is having the same problem.'

Downdetector collates reports of outages from multiple sources, including Twitter and reports submitted on its websites and mobile apps.

Its website shows that Instagram outage reports started to rise substantially just after 8am BST, reaching a peak after noon.   

'The only two apps that don't let me down': Instagram seems to be getting a reputation for outages

@lheria3 tweeted: 'I really thought I’m having issues with my internet connection.' Twitter is often the first point of call whenever users can't access an app

Instagram seems to be getting a reputation for outages, following other incidents earlier in the year.

In June, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram – which are all owned by Facebook – all went down, affecting more than 1,000 people in countries including the US, Morocco, Mexico and Bolivia. 

There were further Instagram outages in March, including one on March 26 that hit a number of major US cities including New York, Seattle and San Francisco, along with other across the globe, like the UK, China and Australia. 

Instagram has launched a crackdown on fake accounts, introducing a new feature showing users information about who is really behind a username.

The Photo-sharing app' more than 1 billion users will now be able to evaluate the authenticity of accounts, weeks after parent Facebook rolled out similar measures in a bid to weed out fake accounts on its social media platform.

The 'About This Account' feature will allow users to see the advertisements an account is running, the country where the account is located, username changes in the past year as well as other details.

To learn more about an account, go to their Profile, tap the … menu and then select 'About This Account.' 

There, you will see the date the account joined Instagram, the country where the account is located, accounts with shared followers, any username changes in the last year and any ads the account is currently running. 

Instagram also plans to significantly boost the number of verified accounts for public figures, celebrities, and global brands. 

Along with the account username, applicants will need to provide full real names and a copy of legal or business identification.

Instagram also said it will allow the use of third-party apps such as DUO Mobile and Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication to help users securely log in to their accounts.

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Instagram hit by global outage as millions of users affected

Newsweek 02 September, 2021 - 02:00am

Just before 2:00 a.m. EST, Downdetector was hit with a sharp spike in users reporting that they were having problems using the image-sharing app's features.

Users took to Twitter to specify that they were unable to send direct messages to other users while other struggled to upload on the platform's Stories feature.

By 3:59 a.m. EST, reports of problems with using the image-sharing platform had hit 953.

The issue was fixed hours later, with a Facebook company spokesperson telling Newsweek: "Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Instagram. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

The deluge of complaints and subsequent trending of the hashtag #instagramdown prompted a host of jokes and memes as Instagram users expressed their frustration.

Not me worrying about instagram down in the same way as the thought of world ending💀😂😂🔪🤠 #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/29Z9jF7Gaz

"Not me worrying about instagram down in the same way as the thought of world ending," wrote on Twitter user.

"When you realize it's not your wifi it's the Instagram that's down," tweeted another.

Also expressing frustration, another commented: "NOT INSTAGRAM DMS BEING DOWN WHILE IM IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ARGUMENT."

When you realise it's not your wifi it's the Instagram that's down. #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/uHoxAmBSBW

Meanwhile, another shared a hugging meme, alongside the caption: "me apologising to my internet after blaming it for insta being down #instagramdown."

Away from the jokes and memes, other users listed their specific issues with using the platform, with one enquiring: "Is anyone having trouble sending DMs on #instagram? I sent 2 DMs and they say "Sending". Is #InstagramDown?"

Another Twitter user revealed that they had resorted to looking into every other possible issue before realizing that Instagram was the problem.

NOT INSTAGRAM DMS BEING DOWN WHILE IM IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ARGUMENT 😭 pic.twitter.com/dSdN8BQTKT

They wrote: "#instagramdown restarted phone, router, sim card data but still. Problem is from #Instagram."

At press time, Downdetector reported that 65 percent of complaints were about issues using the app. A further 25 percent reported problems with server connection, while 11 percent had trouble posting on the hugely popular platform.

me apologising to my internet after blaming it for insta being down #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/6MKZaEP7JE

While reports of problems came from users across the globe on Twitter, Downdetector's geolocation data showed that the bulk of complaints at press time had come from cities across the U.K. and in France. This is most likely due to the timing of the outage.

Back in March, Instagram suffered an outage, along with WhatsApp, Facebook, and Facebook Messenger, with thousands of users flocking to Downdetector to report that they were having problems with the social media apps. The services were subsequently restored within hours.

A Facebook spokesperson told Newsweek at the time: "Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing some Facebook services. We resolved this issue for everyone, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

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