MANY Instagram users reported problems with the social media website on Monday, October 11.
Instagram users said there were issues with sending messages and refreshing their feed.
Instagram users started to experience technical difficulties around 3:00pm EST, with 61 percent of people who reported issues claimed to be struggling with the app, according to Downdector. Previously the application went down on Friday, October 8, where some 58 percent of users had reported issues with the app, while 23 percent had server connection related problems, according to Downdetector.
The latest reported issues comes just days after a large internet outage that started with Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp and then extended to multiple other apps.
Some have said it was the worst outage since 2008, when 75 million people were left with limited internet access.
Following Instagram’s return, it was reported that Mark Zuckerberg, who owns the platform, lost a total of $7 billion from the issues.
First you can visit the Instagram Help page. Here you’ll find various options available in the panel on the left of the page.
Then select known Issues. Any problems that Instagram may be encountering should be displayed here.
Also, it is always good to check if you are running the latest version of the app.
Android users should visit the Google Play Store and tap on the three lines in the upper left corner.
In the menu select My Apps & Games>Updates and then see if there are newer versions available.
If Instagram is there be sure to tap the Update button to the right of its name.
iPhone users will need to open the App Store, tap on the Updates tab at the bottom of the page.
Failing all this, you can go to an independent status checking site such Is It Down or Just Me, Is It Down Right Now and Down Detector.
The last major outage was on October 4.
Downdetector was hit with a sharp spike in users reporting that they were having problems using the image-sharing app’s features.
This came after the platform’s messaging system went down.