Is Instagram down because it’s been hacked? What is the cause of the social networking site’s downtime?
INSTAGRAM is presently down, and users are unable to access the site or the app. What’s the deal with Instagram now that it’s up and running? According to outage tracker Unavailable Detector, Instagram appears to be down for users in the United Kingdom as of 4 p.m. today. According to recent reports, the outage may be occurring in other parts of the world as well.
The outage has yet to be confirmed by Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
The duration of the outage is uncertain at this time.
Whatsapp and Facebook, which are all owned by the same business, have also been affected.
When attempting to access the Facebook website, an error message appears stating that the browser is unable to connect.
The WhatsApp and Instagram apps continue to load, but no new content is displayed.
Messages sent and received within this time period are included.
The cause of the outage has yet to be determined.
Although outages on large social media platforms like Instagram are uncommon, this isn’t the first time the network has been down.
The site, for example, experienced a massive outage in 2019 and simply stated that it had “caused a problem” during “regular maintenance operations.”
Down Detector, an outage tracker that collects complaints of outages from real-time users, has now recorded almost 29,000 instances of the site being down.
The first outages were reported at 4:14 p.m. today, and swiftly grew when customers realized there was a problem with the site and app.
According to the site, 51% of these users have had problems with the app, and another 23% have had problems with Instagram.com.
The website’s heat map shows that reports have been filed all throughout the United Kingdom.
While Instagram has not officially revealed the reason for the site’s outage, its owners, Facebook, which is also down, tweeted: “We’re aware that some people are having problems accessing the Facebook app.”
“We’re working hard to get everything back to normal as soon as possible, and we regret for any difficulty this may have caused.”
Website outages are rare, but when they do occur, they may cause havoc, especially when critical news services are unavailable.
Several news and commerce websites, including the Guardian, Amazon, Reddit, and GOV.UK, were brought down by a huge server outage in June 2021.