Is Instagram down?

September 02, 2021 | 2 minutes read

As Instagram goes down  Twitter lights up with complaints of angry Instagram users not being able to use the app.

Just before 2:00 a.m EST the famous social media application Instagram went down as a lot of its users were not able to use the application. Several users on Twitter are still reporting the issue of the social media app not working properly. Many posts have indicated that the app has either crashed or was not working properly. Some of the users are also reporting issues in sending Direct Messages. 

As per Downdetector, the downtime tracking site, thousands of Instagram users are still experiencing issues with the apps. Approximately  51% of Instagram users are not able to use the app properly.

However, the issue was fixed hours later as the Facebook company spokesperson telling Newsweek said

“Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Instagram. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

Earlier this year in March, Instagram suffered an outage along with other fellow applications including WhatsApp, Facebook, and Facebook Messenger. 

The hashtags and memes are still circulating on Twitter pointing out the fact that users are still facing difficulties in accessing the application. As per the stats of this month, Instagram has one billion users making it the most popular social media worldwide.


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