Instagram users are having a bad day. It’s a worldwide failure of Meta’s photo and video focused social network. The issues arise when logging in, according to user comments on other social networks like Twitter. Also, it appears that some accounts are being mistakenly blocked.
Through its Twitter account, the Instagram public relations team acknowledged the difficulties of this Monday. “We’re aware that some of you are having issues accessing your Instagram account. We’re looking into it and apologize for the inconvenience,” they say in the message.
Instagram is struggling globally
The social network’s issues peaked around 1:30 p.m. (GMT time), according to Downdetector, an online platform that offers real-time information on the current status of various platforms and services. More than 7,000 users have been reporting issues with Instagram on the aforementioned digital platform as of the time this article was written.
One of the errors that users are experiencing has to do with the login, as shown in the screenshot. When they tap Sign In after entering their username and password. They see the message “Instagram login failed due to an error. Please try once more later.” Previous logged-in accounts don’t appear to be experiencing any issues.
The suspension of accounts for no apparent reason is another problem. As Trendulkar notes on Twitter, some users are receiving a message after attempting to log in informing them that their account has been suspended and providing a list of potential causes. The message also provides the user with the option to appeal the decision.
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Given this situation, we don’t advise starting an appeal process right away. Because, if Instagram made a mistake that warranted the action, the company should quickly restore access to the accounts. Users might notice a brief decline in their number of followers as followers from suspended accounts are no longer counted.
The social network’s failure is currently unknown. But it coincides with the launch of an updated web interface for the application. As we stated at the beginning, they have indicated on social media that they are looking into the cause of the issues. And we will update this article once we have more information.
Instagram: where are we going?
Regarding the updates that Instagram is making, the menu with links to Start, Search, Explore, Messages, Notifications, Create, and Profile is now located on the left side of the screen. All of these options used to be at the top.
Instagram, which currently belongs to Meta, like Facebook and WhatsApp, is mostly in use as a photo application. Because it expertly combines the features of a social network with those of a straightforward and useful image editor. It was first introduced in 2010 as a web application and quickly gained popularity when it was made available as an app for the iPhone and Android before being acquired by Facebook for $1 billion. But since 2018, there have been well over a billion monthly active users.
With the improvements and additions that have come over the course of a decade of life. The philosophy has so far remained the same. Instagram has a dual soul. On the one hand, it enables you to capture images (or use ones that you already have) and edit them. By changing settings for saturation, brightness, contrast, structure, inclination, cropping, heat, shades, lights, and shadows, among others—but most importantly, applying filters to the final product. On the other hand, it enables direct sharing to sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. In addition to the large internal community.
Instagram has also set up an internal messaging system that allows users to chat, send voice messages, photos, videos, GIFs. And even expiring or limited-view content.