According to the website Downdetector, users in Europe, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, as well as parts of the US have been experienceing issues with Instagram.
The first thing users do when Instagram is down appears to be tweeting to find out if they are alone in their difficulties with the social media platform. They have been using a very popular hashtag — #InstagramDown.
Me running to twitter to see if I’m not the only one who’s Instagram is down pic.twitter.com/tQVhItKRjd— Shannon Jenkins (@its_shanzey) 3 октября 2018 г.
1. I can't refresh my instagram feed— Leonardo Liberti (@liberti65) 3 октября 2018 г.
2. I uninstall the instagram app to makesure it was my connection
3. I re-install the instagram app
4. When i want to sign in, I can't do that, so the problem is: #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/7RaV8XHqD9
My instagram WONT LOAD— nat (@boysndthegirls) 3 октября 2018 г.
When people try to access Instagram, the social media platform displays a "5xx Server Error":
I'm guessing Instagram is down? pic.twitter.com/C860HJUMXw— Talia Arte (@TaliaArte) 3 октября 2018 г.
Neither Facebook, which owns the photo-sharing platform, nor Instagram have commented on the reasons behind the technical issue.