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Is Instagram Down Again? Users Report Gibberish in Direct Messages, Follow List Issues, Stories & More Error Messages in new Instagram Outage #instagramdown

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    Well folks, it seems like Instagram is down yet again after their recent mess up a few days ago which took down Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp altogether!

    Multiple user reports, more than 1000, in the last hour have hinted that something weird is going on with Instagram. People’s inboxes (direct messages), follow lists and much more are completely jumbled up, some even showing gibberish content, and some are not even viewable.

    Instagram is Down with Error Messages

    A recent report by @ConstanceH on Twitter with caption “WHAT U DOING @instagram” shows us what’s really going on with Instagram through this screenshot.

    Users are clearly frustrated as Instagram is down Yet again!

    A recent tweet by @lesliebarrerah is all that is needed to understand the leveel of frustration faced by users: “What’s going on at @instagram headquarters lately? Another glitch!”

    Is Instagram down? Yes it is!

    Instagram is down again. Users report seeing gibberish content on the app.

    Instagram users are seeing gibberish

    Instagram is down again. Users report seeing gibberish content on the app.

     

    Downdetector.com also shows over 2000 reports in the last couple of hours, and hundreds of reports are coming in every few minutes!

    DownDetector.com says Instagram Outage is real!

    DownDetector.com reports say Instagram Outage is real!

     

    List of Followers is completely jumbled up!

    Several users have reported that their list of followers and following is completely jumbled up, with random users showing up in their list. Seems like one user @mscheker is on-to something as they comment:

    Looks like I found an issue. When you look at the list of followers for a given account, the list shows the results of both the people following you and the account you’re viewing, instead of just the people following the other account.

    Users can’t view Instagram Stories

    Not a single user is able to view Instagram stories. We bet you wouldn’t be able to either when your feed looks like this:

    Instagram Users are Unable to View Stories

    Instagram Users are Unable to View Stories

    A user has reported to us that they see a “blank page” when they tap to view any Insta story on their feed.

    One user reports that they see a "blank black page" when they tap to view any Insta story on their feed.

    One user reports that they see a “blank black page” when they tap to view any Insta story on their feed.

    This is What User Profiles look like currently on Instagram #instagramdown

    This is What User Profiles look like currently on Instagram #instagramdown

    Users tweet #instagramdown, #instagate, #gramgate and other hashtags to make fun of @Instagram

    Another tweet by Jessica Mianja says, “How many people work at @instagram ? Can they just tweet something already ? Like GUYS CHILL IT’S GON BE ALRIGHT WE’RE FIXIN THE PROBLEM #Instagramdown.”

    Users are reporting that their followers have reduced. Instagram removing fake followers?

    A user on DownDetector.com commented, “@Vwbrando followers just went from 15,243 to 7,213 ???? Instagram not loading and down.” Could this Instagram outage result in fake followers being removed? The situation is getting tense for Instagram users as every minute passes by!

    Is there a way to fix this Problem?

    One twitter user has apparently been able to resolve this problem by updating their Instagram app to the latest version. @FableticsHoe tweeted, “To everyone whose Instagram don’t work, update the app. I just did it and it works now. #InstagramDown.”

    Update: We are adding more error reports by users, keep watching this space as the story develops.

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