Political News: Instagram and Facebook are DOWN: Thousands of users claim they are unable to refresh their feeds or upload photos or videos on either social media site
- Problems started at around 2pm GMT, according to Downdetector
- The majority of users are reporting problems with their news feeds
- Users in the UK, East Coast of the United States and Brazil are the worst affected
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Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has been experiencing issues since around 2pm GMT, according to Downdetector, which monitors online outages.
Downdetector’s outage map shows that users in the UK, East Coast of the United States and Brazil are the worst affected.
Instagram has been experiencing issues since around 2pm GMT, according to Downdetector, which monitors online outages
Users in the UK, East coast of the United States and Brazil appear to be the worst affected by the Instagram outage
The majority of users are reporting problems with their news feeds, while others are also experiencing problems logging into the app and accessing the Stories feature.
‘My Instagram is dead. All photos and stories inaccessible. Keep getting “something went wrong” everytime I refresh. I logged out and tried to get back in – I can’t get in at all now. Fix this… I don’t want to lose all those memories!’ one desperate user wrote on the Downdetector forum.
The Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps started experiencing issues at around the same time, according to Downdetector – although the problems seem to be less widespread.
Facebook users are complaining they are unable to login, and that they can’t upload pictures, with a few reporting a ‘total blackout’.
‘Nothing but a blank page.