Instagram is down right now, but Facebook is working on it

What you need to know

  • Instagram is experiencing an outage right now.
  • Numerous reports indicate problems with the app, servers, and also its website.

Multiple reports indicate that the popular photo app Instagram is experiencing an outage right now.

According to reports on Downdetector, there has been a big spike in reported outages on Instagram in the last hour, and Instagram down is also trending on Twitter. Some users have also reported problems with Facebook, suggesting there might be a wider problem with Facebook's servers as opposed to Instagram's app in general. The same is true of WhatsApp where there is a noticeable spike in reports. Users on DD have reported issues with the app, servers, and also the Instagram website.

The 'Instagramdown' hashtag is also trending on Twitter as users have flocked to report issues with the service.

In a statement to iMore, Facebook has confirmed the outage stating:

"We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience."

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