[April 25: Down again] Is Instagram down and not working again? Users say app not refreshing
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
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
— WiselessAsper🇩🇰 (@mohamedamiin2) July 19, 2019
How is Instagram down AGAIN
— olivia🐉 (@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.
Update 7 (June 15)
Instagram is down and not working for some as if writing this. Apart from reports on Twitter, Downdetector also conveys the same.
Update 7 (July 16)
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.
Update 7 (March 19, 2021)
Reports on Twitter suggest Instagram is down as of writing this.
Whatsapp and Insta having lockdown now #whatsappdown #instagramdown
When Instagram and Whatsapp are down so you trend #Whatsappdown and #Instagramdown on #Twitter Face with tears of joy
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.
Update 8 (March 19, 2021)
It appears the service is coming back up for some. It’s up again at least for us.
Update 9 (March 30, 2021)
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:
Well insta is again down! Unable to open it #instagramdown
People on their way to twitter to check if instagram is again down
Is Instagram down again??
Here’s a user’s shared Gif of the issue.
— Aya Sophia (@Ayshiaap2) March 30, 2021
Update 10 (March 30, 2021)
While the service is still down (going by reports on Twitter), there is yet to some an official word on the matter.
Update 11 (March 31, 2021)
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.
Update 12 (April 25, 2021)
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 😐
— rab 🌐 (@gasstationdad) April 24, 2021
Is it me or it takes like 10m for a dm to send on Instagram #instagramdown
— 𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚎𝚜𝚑 (@TsuTsu58460535) April 24, 2021
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!
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