Is Instagram down? Netizens report server connection issues on mobile app


Instagram users across the globe faced server connection issues on the mobile app on Thursday evening, reports claimed. The outage tracking website, Downdetector, also showed a sudden spike in cases of users reporting issues with Instagram, starting at 7:00pm. 

Thousands of users across the world and more than 150 users in India reported facing the problem on the social media platform. The Downdetector showed Instagram to be not working in several cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Huderabad and Mumbai. 

The other countries where the Instagram outage was reported include Australia, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States (US), ABP news reported.

As per Downdetector, 56 percent said they faced server connection issues, 38 percent said they faced issues in the app and 7 percent said they witnessed problems while logging-in to the social media platform.

Soon, reactions started pouring in on X, formerly known as Twitter. One X user lamented: “Why is instagram down every time when I’m having a good conversation with someone”. A few others posted a video to make fun of how “everybody (is) coming to twitter when instagram is down”.


Some social media users also wonder whether the Instagram was down or if they were hacked. “pov: Instagram is down again but I immediately think that I’m hacked or something…,” one X user said. Some people asked, “Why is Instagram down again?”


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