[Update: Feb 12] Is Instagram down and not working again? Users say app not refreshing
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Original story (from July 19) follows:
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.
Here are some reports:
Instagram is down again? pic.twitter.com/sMrE3C8l28
— Mohad (@mohamedamiin2) July 19, 2019
How is Instagram down AGAIN
— LIV FORD🦋 (@oliviaxford) July 19, 2019
Me coming on to Twitter after discovering instagram is down pic.twitter.com/O1Bm6jho5D
— Issy🍃 (@savagespinach) July 19, 2019
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.
Update 1 (Sept 27)
Going by reports proliferating across micro-blogging site Twitter, Instagram is down and not working for many. Following are some of the reports:
three hours trying to upload a story … and twitter confirms it #instagramdown
Right now that I had to do a couple of cocks on a person there #instagramdown#maina .proprio
Whats happen with @instagram ? Is #down? #instagram #instagramdown
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:
Update 2 (Oct 30)
Here’s what a complainant said recently:
DM’s not working nor is the stories nor updating feed..
Update 3 (Nov 28)
Once again, Instagram as well as Facebook are down for many. Here are some of the reports from Twitter:
#instagramdown e #facebookdown per non farsi mancare niente! Fossi meno sociopatica in questi giorni potrei magari sapere se anche whatsapp è down, ma chissene fotte
So @facebook and @instagram are down. Hmmmm
I got on Twitter just to check if Instagram was down #instagramdown
Down detector also conveys the same.
Update 4 (Nov 28)
Facebook is seemingly aware of the issue.
Update 5 (Nov 28)
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
Update 5 (Nov 29)
The service is up and working again.
Update 6 (Feb 12, 2020)
Going by reports prolifetrating on Twitter, Instagram is down and not working for users. Downdetector also conveys the same.
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