Does Instagram goes down ?

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There is a big news for all the avid Instagram users across the globe that Instagram has been hit by a major outage, leaving many unable to refresh their feeds.

It marks the third outage among a Facebook-owned company this week: both the main app and Facebook Messenger have been hit by major international outages over the last two days. This is an alarming call to the social networks around the globe as due to high increase in the traffic social media platforms are regularly going down every week.

The problem appeared to be international, affecting users everywhere in the world. The issues were concentrated in the US, Brazil and Western Europe, according to the website Down Detector – though that is probably because the outage came at night in other timezones.

It did not appear to be universal, with some accounts and phones able to get onto the app with no issues at all. This happened to be a selective yet a major issue which cause a lot of people to wonder whether it was their phone or Instagram itself which was at fault.

Some users may have found themselves still able to access profiles and stories by heading to the Instagram website. But that offers a very limited experience, with no proper feed and no easy way to upload new posts. Others found themselves able to use the app to access some of the website – such as profiles – but not to post or use other features.

Instagram users crashed twitter during the outage, to check if they were not the only ones who had been kicked out of their feeds. Such outages are usually resolved quickly. But since Instagram now has more than a billion users, even the shortest outage can have a huge international impact.

Instagram hasn’t still been able to rectify the issue but hopefully by the time you read this article you are able to access your Instagram very easily.

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