Instagram crashes for frustrated users all over the world

Instagram is DOWN: Social media app is crashing for frustrated users all over the world

  • The popular Facebook photo app crashed on Thursday for users worldwide
  • But the reason for the failure is unclear and Instagram has yet to resolve the issue
  • Users have flocked to Twitter to share the various problems they have faced

Instagram seems to be down for many frustrated users around the world.

According to DownDetector, more than 6,000 Instagram users reported problems with the app by Thursday noon.

MailOnline asked Facebook, which owns the photo sharing app, for a comment.

Instagram users flocked to Twitter to share their frustrations and check out if other users had the same issues.

While the reason for the outage remains unclear, 51 percent of respondents said they couldn’t access the app, 29 percent said they had server problems, and 21 percent had problems with the Instagram website.

It’s one of the most popular social media apps around the world, but it appears that Instagram has crashed

According to DownDetector, more than 6,000 Instagram users reported problems with the app by Thursday noon

According to DownDetector, more than 6,000 Instagram users reported problems with the app by Thursday noon

The Instagram outage appears to be affecting users worldwide, with reports in the UK, France, the US and Portugal

The Instagram outage appears to be affecting users worldwide, with reports in the UK, France, the US and Portugal

#instagramdown is all the rage on Twitter now, which is often the first port of call when users can’t access an app.

One Twitter user said, “I really thought I was having problems with my internet connection. #instagramdown. ‘

Another tweeted, “I deleted Instagram only to find out everyone on Twitter had the same problem.”

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

The website shows that reports of Instagram outages increased significantly shortly after 8:00 a.m. BST and peaked after noon.

“The only two apps that won’t let me down”: Instagram seems to be getting a reputation for failure

@ lheria3 tweeted:

@ lheria3 tweeted, “I really thought I was having problems with my internet connection.” Twitter is often the first port of call when users cannot access an app

Instagram appears to be getting a reputation for failure after other incidents earlier this year.

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

There were more outages on Instagram in March, including one on March 26 that hit a number of major US cities like New York, Seattle and San Francisco, as well as others around the world like the UK, China and Australia.

Instagram launches crackdown on fake accounts with a new feature that gives users more information

Instagram has launched crackdown on fake accounts and introduced a new feature that shows users information about who is really behind a username.

The more than 1 billion users of the photo-sharing app can now assess the authenticity of accounts weeks after parent company Facebook introduced similar measures to weed out fake accounts on its social media platform.

The “About This Account” feature allows users to see the ads an account has served, the country the account is in, username changes over the last year, and other details.

To find out more about an account, go to its profile, tap the menu … then select “About This Account”.

There you will see the date the Instagram account joined, the country the account is in, accounts with shared followers, any username changes over the past year, and any ads the account has currently served.

Instagram also plans to significantly increase the number of verified accounts for public figures, celebrities, and global brands.

Along with the username for the account, applicants must provide the full real name and a copy of legal or business identification.

Instagram also said it will allow the use of third-party apps like DUO Mobile and Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication to help users securely log into their accounts.

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