Instagram is BACK online after two-hour outage left hundreds of thousands of users worldwide unable to access their accounts in the app or on the website
- The outage appeared around 11:45am ET and impacted several countries
- The US, China, parts of Europe and South America were experience issues
- Many users said they could not log in to accounts in the app or on the website
Instagram is back online following a two-hour outage that left hundreds of thousands of users worldwide unable to log in to their accounts in the app and website.
The outage began around 11:45am ET and appeared to have been fixed around 1:50pm ET.
It is not clear what sparked the glitches, but users said they could not access their accounts and it they could, the feed is not loading – and this is impacting the app for both iOS and Android.
A Meta spokesperson told DailyMail.com: ‘Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Instagram. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible, and apologize for any inconvenience.’
Instagram was down for hundreds of thousands of users worldwide, as many were unable to log in to their accounts in the app and website
Many users flocked to Twitter to see if others are having problems with Instagram, which they found tens of thousands of tweets complaining about the outage.
One Twitter user posted: ‘HELLO HERE WE GO AGAIN.’
This could be referring to the numerous outages the social media platform experiences.
Many users were frustrated by the outage, highlighting the fact that such events seem to happen regularly
The outage started around 11:45am ET and impacted users worldwide. Many people flocked to Twitter to share their frustrations of the social media platform not working properly
Some users were able to access their accounts, but said their messages were taking longer to load or did not load at all.
And others reported the feed was not refreshing.
While the world is dealing with the current outage, the social media platform is currently being blacked out by Iranian leaders – along with WhatsApp.
Internet watchdog NetBlocks revealed that one Wednesday officials curbed access to Meta Platforms amid protests over the death of a woman in police custody, residents and internet.
While the world is dealing with the current outage, the social media platform is currently being blacked out by Iranian leaders – along with WhatsApp. This is due to protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died after being arrested
Internet watchdog NetBlocks revealed that one Wednesday officials curbed access to Meta Platforms amid protests over the death of a woman in police custody, residents and internet
Last week’s death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by morality police in Tehran for ‘unsuitable attire’, has unleashed anger over issues including freedom in the Islamic Republic and an economy reeling from sanctions.
NetBlocks also reported a ‘nation-scale loss of connectivity’ on Iran’s mail mobile telephone provider and another company’s network.
WhatsApp’s servers have been disrupted on multiple internet providers, hours after Instagram’s services were blocked, London-based NetBlocks said.
The group’s data shows a near-total disruption to internet service in parts of Kurdistan province in west Iran since Monday, while the capital city of Tehran and other parts of the country have also faced disruptions since Friday when protests first broke out.
Two residents in Tehran and southern Iran said they could only send text and not pictures on WhatsApp and that Instagram appeared to be completely blocked.