Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app owned by Meta Platforms Inc., appeared to suffer an outage Sunday evening in the US. With tens of thousands of users reporting that they could not access the service.
Issues reported by users began spiking around 6 p.m. New York time, peaking at more than 185,000 about an hour later according to tracking site Downdetector
The number of reports began to steadily decline shortly thereafter, and the service appears to be back online. This was the second widespread disruption in just over two months.”
Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Instagram. A Meta spokesperson said that we resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who has impacted,
Instagram hosts more than 2 billion users per month and some of Meta’s key growth initiatives, such as its Reels product, a rival to TikTok in short video. It is also preparing a Twitter rival for release this summer, seizing on the opportunity created by the upheaval at the company acquired by Elon Musk in October.