THOUSANDS of Instagram users have complained about problems with the app and said they are unable to access their accounts.
Just after 12:40 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, users of Instagram started reporting a bug in the programme.
Although users in South America, Italy, Singapore, Ireland, Canada, Turkey, and Japan have all reported troubles, the social media behemoth has not commented on the outage.
According to Downdetector, over 24,000 users have claimed the app has “crashed”.
One user complained on Twitter: “My app crashed every time i open it, no messages on it either. 5.45pm uk time. Im waiting for a reply to a fairly urg message.”
“I cant even see my messages or get into the app with out it crashing,” another user said.
A third person wrote: “Instagram crashing a lotttt.”
“Yeah, it’s getting crashed whenever I’m trying to open it. Everytime the same thing,” shared another affected user.
“My app kept crashing and now I’ve been logged out of my account for some reason,” a fifth user blasted.
The unknown outage seemed to have been resolved 20 mins after users first raised the issues.
A spokesman for Meta acknowledged the downtime in response to The U.S. Sun’s request for comment, saying: “A technical problem earlier today prevented some users from accessing Instagram.
“We apologise for any inconvenience, and we swiftly fixed the problem.
When Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp went offline for over six hours in October of last year, it was the most recent significant outage.
According to Meta, a router update for Facebook that controls network traffic at the time went awry, causing a ripple effect of interruptions throughout its systems.
As a result, Facebook virtually came to an end everywhere.