Like many other people, you may have had trouble with Instagram this Thursday, September 22. Testimonials have poured in on Twitter to report malfunctions with the social network. The concern seems to affect internet users worldwide, given the comments written in many languages.
And hashtag #InstagramDown appeared at the top of the day’s trends on Twitter, with tens of thousands of related posts. As for Down Detector, a website specializing in collecting reports from Internet users, there have been thousands of notifications sent. Nearly 9,500 on the French version of the service and more than 21,000 on the American side.
Application crash while reading stories
At the time of the failure, we could observe a crash of the mobile application. This manifested itself when reading the stories of his contacts: once the first ones were viewed, Instagram closed without warning. There were also other symptoms that were reported by Internet users, such as navigation within the application.
Instagram’s official Twitter accounts did not initially react to this service interruption, which seems to have been resolved – reports on Down Detector have been falling since 7 p.m., after a peak at the end of the afternoon. The application also works according to our findings, like the web version of the platform. A status report was shared by the site at the start of the evening :
« We are aware that some people have difficulty accessing Instagram. We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. We’re sorry for any inconvenience, and hold on tight! »
Instagram is a platform that occasionally experiences problems. The social network specializing in photo and video sharing thus had difficulties in March 2021, but also in November and last July with a bug in private messages. But the most spectacular outage is that of October 2021, when the site like Facebook and WhatsApp disappeared from the net for hours.