Instagram was having issues, but it should be fixed now

If you’re having trouble accessing Instagram right now, you’re not alone. Reports across the internet (Downdetector, Reddit) point to issues with the Meta app, more than just images, with many people seeing screens saying they’re not logged in, blank image posts, “Welcome to Instagram” messages like if they had a brand new account or feeds that stop loading after the first few photos. Many Verge employees are seeing similar issues when trying to access Instagram. Just before 9 p.m. ET, Instagram said the issues were resolved, so the apps should be up and running again. In a statement given to The Verge, Instagram communications lead Seine Kim said: “Earlier today, some people were having trouble accessing Instagram. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone affected and apologize for any inconvenience.” The outage did not appear to be tied to any specific area, and other services were still running. Network outage trackers at NetBlocks noted Instagram’s “intermittent” issues are happening internationally, but there don’t appear to be any large-scale crashes anywhere.

Instagram outage status message example Image: Instagram We also haven’t seen any of the in-app outage status messages for Instagram that it started testing shortly after last year’s massive Facebook network outage that could inform users about any major technical difficulties affecting the platform or its featuresUpdate May 26, 2:52 pm ET: Added a statement from Instagram confirming issues and working to restore service.Update May 26, 10:20 pm ET: Updated to note that Instagram says the issue is resolved.

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