[Updated] Instagram crashing on all Android phones, but there are workarounds

Here’s the crux of the article in video form:

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story from (June 5, 2018) follows:

We’re seeing a very large number of reports about the Instagram app crashing on Android phones. From Google Pixel users to those with Samsung, Huawei, or a OnePlus are all reporting the problem.

Instagram is reportedly aware of the issue. Someone who reached out to Google got to hear the following from their customer support:

It’s a known issue with the Instagram app and they are getting a lot of requests about the error. We have escalated the issue to our specialists and hopefully the app developer will resolve soon

One workaround that seems to have did the trick for many users is uninstalling and re-installing the app from the Play Store. The other one involves force stopping the app and clearing the app cache. You can try these out until Instagram comes up with an official fix. Some users even say the beta version of the app works fine.

Given the app’s popularity, there’s a flood of complaints on Twitter. Over on Reddit, there are already multiple threads with hundreds of reports about the problem.

Instagram keeps stopping (Android) from Instagram

Instagrams isn't opening? from GooglePixel

Instagram is crashing for a bunch of Google Pixel users from Android

We’ll update the story as and when any news-worthy development takes place. Until then, let us know in comments below whether or not the workarounds we described here worked for you.

Update 1 (June 5)

The issue has been resolved. Here’s the official word:

Yesterday, there was an issue causing the Instagram app to crash on Android devices. We’re sorry, and things are resolved! If you’re still experiencing problems, try reinstalling or updating your app. (Source)

Update 2 (July 15, 2022)

09:10 am (IST): The Instagram app has once again started crashing on Android smartphones. Fresh reports about the problem have been popping up on Twitter for the past over 24 hours.

@instagram the app keeps crashing when I try to open it. Goes back to my phones home screen. Read people be having this problem since july 12th…… (Source)

Welp, my tablet decided to screw up my Instagram career by constantly crashing the app on me. I completely give up for now (Source)

Instagram’s communications team is yet to acknowledge the problem or provide any details on when a fix can be expected.

That said, users can try installing an older version of the app by downloading an APK file from a trusted source to see if it fixes the problem.

06:48 pm (IST): It appears that the crashing issue with Instagram has now been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports on Twitter. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also suggest the same.

Update 3 (August 12, 2022)

12:27 pm (IST): Instagram is once again crashing for many iOS users and those affected have taken to Twitter to report the issue.

06:50 pm (IST): It seems that the issue where Instagram is crashing has now been resolved as user reports on Twitter have disappeared.

Update 4 (September 02, 2022)

01:30 pm (IST): Many users are again reporting that Instagram is crashing for them. The problem seems to be affecting Android users.

Update 5 (September 14, 2022)

09:15 pm (IST): It seems like a recent Instagram update is once again causing the app to crash on Android smartphones. Affected users have taken to Twitter to complain about the problem.

At present, the only potential workaround might be to download and install an older APK file for Instagram.

Update 6 (September 23, 2022)

09:35 am (IST): Over the past few hours, many Instagram users have been reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) that the app is randomly crashing for them.

Unfortunately, Instagram support hasn’t yet acknowledged this bug.

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