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Instagram Crashes For Thousands of Frustrated Users Globally

Social media giant Instagram appears to be down for many frustrated users around the world. DownDetector, an online platform that provides users with real-time information about the status of various

Social media giant Instagram appears to be down for many frustrated users around the world.

DownDetector, an online platform that provides users with real-time information about the status of various websites and services suggests more than 6,000 Instagram users have reported problems with the app as of midday on Thursday.

Instagram users flocked to Twitter to share their frustrations, and to check if other users were experiencing the same problems.

While the reason for the outage remains unclear, of those who reported issues, 51 per cent said they couldn’t access the app, 29 per cent said they were having server issues, and 21 per cent were having problems with the Instagram website.

#instagramdown is now trending on Twitter, which is often the first point of call whenever users can’t access an app.

One Twitter user said: “I really thought I’m having issues with my internet connection. #instagramdown.”

Another tweeted: “I deleted Instagram just to find out everyone on Twitter is having the same problem.”

Downdetector collates reports of outages from multiple sources, including Twitter and reports submitted on its websites and mobile apps.

Its website shows that Instagram outage reports started to rise substantially just after 8 am BST, reaching a peak afternoon.

Instagram seems to be getting a reputation for outages, following other incidents earlier in the year.

In June, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram – which are all owned by Facebook – all went down, affecting more than 1,000 people in countries including the US, Morocco, Mexico and Bolivia.

There were further Instagram outages in March, including one on March 26 that hit a number of major US cities including New York, Seattle and San Francisco, along with others across the globe, like the UK, China and Australia.

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