Instagram on iOS issued an app update 5 hours ago for bug fixesNot sure if that’s what introduced the issues today pic.twitter.com/5iQnNH5WcFOctober 31, 2022
An interesting capture of Matt Navarra on Twitter (opens in new tab) – Instagram released an update earlier today for ‘bug fixes’. Could this be related to what some users are currently experiencing?
This was posted by Instagram’s UK communications team, where he claims it’s ‘related to a technical issue happening’ with the app and is being looked into.
We’re still waiting for an update, but you get the feeling it’s the battle stations in Meta these days, trying to find a fix for this.
Instagram is doing some sort of cleanup, it seems. A lot of people are having a bad day there. @mosseri pic.twitter.com/CYIxEzbc9HOctober 31, 2022
This is how the problem was discovered – countless users were noticing that their follower count was dropping too quickly and eventually others would share on Twitter how their account would be suspended for no reason.
While there is no word from the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri (opens in new tab) however, we are awaiting a response from the company as to when the issue will be resolved.
@instagram what’s going on? My account was literally suspended for no reason, I didn’t violate any community guidelines, and when I try to check the code it’s just giving me a loading error. Anyone else having this problem? #Instagram #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/2ORKRtu0z7October 31, 2022
This is an example from @QueenVIP8 of how her Instagram account was suddenly blocked for no reason.
Again, if you open Instagram just to see photos of dogs once a day and you’re wondering why you’ve been blocked, don’t panic – it’s a bug and Instagram is aware.
After the news earlier today that Twitter CEO Elon Musk is looking to charge for the blue tick, and now Instagram is down, could we see a hat trick soon from another social platform in trouble?
Snapchat stops crashing?
Facebook ceases to face?
MySpace runs out of space? Again?
We are aware that some of you are having trouble accessing your Instagram account. We are reviewing it and apologize for the inconvenience. #instagramdownOctober 31, 2022
Cheer up – it looks like Instagram is looking into the issue now. The best thing is to grab a drink, and hopefully when you get back, it’s all over.
Many Instagram Users Reporting Accounts Being Suspended or Blocked Randomly Many Accounts Also Showing Large Followers Drops pic.twitter.com/JOyBBPXVgNOctober 31, 2022
If you’re getting this message, you’re not alone, but Instagram seems to be aware of the problem.