If you’re having trouble opening Instagram right now, you’re not alone. Reports on the web (Downdetector, Reddit) point to issues with Meta’s more-than-photos app, with many people seeing screens saying they’re not signed in, blank image posts, “Welcome to Instagram” posts as if they were a brand have new account, or feeds that stop loading after the first few photos. Loads of roadside employees see similar issues while trying to access Instagram.
Just before 9 p.m. ET, Instagram said the issues have been resolved, so the apps should be working for you again. In a statement given to The edgeInstagram communications leader Seine Kim said: “Earlier today, some people were having trouble accessing Instagram. We’ve resolved the issue as soon as possible for everyone affected and we apologize for the inconvenience.”
The outage did not appear to be related to a specific area and other services were still working. The Network Disruption Trackers at NetBlocks noticed Instagram’s “intermittent” problems are happening internationally, but there doesn’t seem to be any massive blocking anywhere.
We also didn’t see any of the in-app outage status messages for Instagram that it began testing shortly after last year’s massive Facebook network outage, which could alert users to major technical issues affecting the platform or the like. its functions.
Update May 26, 2:52 PM ET: Added statement from Instagram confirming issues and working on restoring the service.
Update May 26, 10:20 PM ET: Updated to note that Instagram says the issue has been resolved.