Instagram down: On the morning of May 18, today, the popular social media platform Instagram became unresponsive for a large number of users. In what appears to be an issue affecting the USA and nearby regions, Instagram users are facing problems logging into the platform, accessing the feed, opening DMs, and more. While the issue affects a larger number of people, as many as 780 people have reported the issue online to DownDetector. The reason behind this outage is not known at the moment, but the platform faced a similar issue in March 2023 when the servers suffered a downtime. The issue is still ongoing, although some users have said they were able to access the app eventually.
According to DownDetector, an independent outage monitoring website, the first spike began at around 5:34 AM in the morning and the reports peaked at around 7:19 AM. Among the issues faced by users, 63 percent claimed issues loading the app, 26 percent said they faced problems logging in and 12 percent were not able to access the website.
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