Instagram users in different parts of the world apparently faced disruptions to the photo-sharing app’s services on Thursday evening. Internet users were unable to log in, load the stream or send messages, according to reports. People have taken to Twitter to express their emotions and #instagramdown quickly started to trend. Memes mocking when the app was instantly closed after it was opened to Instagram employees struggling to fix the bug, there were many amusing reactions on Twitter.
Instagram’s Twitter handle also confirmed the issue and apologized for the inconvenience. “We are aware that some people have difficulty accessing Instagram. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience, and hang in there! #instagramdown,” reads the tweet.
After an hour, Instagram Comms tweeted saying the issue had been resolved. “And we are back! We have resolved the issue that caused today’s outage and apologize for any inconvenience,” Instagram Comms tweeted.
And we are back! We have resolved the issue causing today’s outage and apologize for the inconvenience. https://t.co/2Av4sC4C5B
— Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) September 22, 2022
— Dating Patel (@mn_google) September 22, 2022
— Meme (@memeisduniya) September 22, 2022
I call my friend to check if Instagram is working… pic.twitter.com/bb5MhQVUIk
— HeelFinn (@Afreedali8) September 22, 2022
— Jay⁷ (@jsheeeeeee) September 22, 2022
— Ignored_Inayat (@inayomeister) September 22, 2022
—⭐👑 (@superking1815) September 22, 2022
— caesar (@jebaiting) September 22, 2022
— Ujjwal Sharma (@marvingalon) September 22, 2022
According to Downdetector, an online platform providing real-time information about websites, the Instagram outage peaked between 9:47 p.m. and 11:47 p.m. Thursday with 30,521 reports by 10:32 p.m. Of the most reported issues, 64% were from the app. , while 24% came from connecting to the server and 12% from connection issues.
This is not the first time that social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter have reported issues. Time and again, outages have been reported by social media users and in May this year too, Twitter was inundated with #instagramdown memes.