As you may already know if you’re reading this – Instagram is down. The app’s feed is frozen, prompting users to error out that it can’t refresh, while the website just returns a blank page. The first reports of trouble began a few minutes after 6 p.m. ET, reaching more than 175,000 reports at its peak, according to outage tracker DownDetector, and there’s no sign of a resolution yet. Given the timing, the outage has already appeared as part of news reports on Monday morning in Australia.
For the time being, other services associated with Instagram’s parent company Meta, such as Facebook, WhatsApp or Horizon World, appear to be unaffected. There’s no sign of any issues like the massive datacenter backbone problem that brought down the company’s services for hours in 2021, and typically, such outages have been resolved quickly.
The account on Instagram’s help page and other platforms like Facebook and Twitter did not post any updates about the outage. An Instagram-owned service like Twitter would be a good place to check, but despite rumors and leaks, it doesn’t exist yet.
Meta did not immediately respond to a request for more information.