Instagram down for thousands around the world, users report app crash; company says ‘hold on’


Instagram was offline for thousands of users in various parts of the world on Thursday, according to the outage website Several users reported that the app crashed and even after restarting the app, it kept crashing. Several users also said they were unable to post images on the platform.

Instagram acknowledged the issue users are facing and said it is working on a fix. “We are aware that some people are having trouble accessing Instagram. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience and hold on!” the image sharing platform tweeted.

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On Twitter, many users said Instagram has been down for almost an hour now and they can’t log into their accounts in the app and on the website. Meanwhile, funny memes took over Twitter when users reported the problem.

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While some users just experience slowdowns with the Instagram app, others can’t even log into the app. Also, some Instagram users are unable to load new posts into their feed, open Stories, or receive and send direct messages.

One user shared: “I thought someone hacked my #Instagram business account. Thank goodness #twitter is active and I discovered Instagram isn’t working!” Another wrote: “My Instagram stories are down, how will people know I’m sick and having a breakdown.”

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