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Instagram Suffers a Major Outage with Users Around The World

Instagram users vented ire on Twitter where #instagramdown quickly became the number trending topic globally

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Instagram app logo is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

Facebook-owned Instagram suffered a major outage with users around the world reporting that they weren’t able to access the photo sharing platform’s app and website.

The photo-sharing platform was also hit by a massive outage almost 10 days ago that hindered app logins, page refreshes, commenting on posts and uploading content on the platform.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We’re working quickly to fix the issue. #instagramdown,” Instagram tweeted on Friday.

According to Down Detector, over 38,000 reports (of outage) came in as of 3 p.m. PT which leaped to almost 57,000 reports within the next 40 minutes.

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With a 1-billion user-base worldwide, the app still does not allow web users to post Stories from the desktop. Pixabay

The live outage map showed the issue was reported worldwide from across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

The service, now restored, showed “couldn’t refresh feed” message when users tried accessing it.

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“We are now fully recovered and apologise for the disruption! #instagramdown,” the company posted after the services were restored.

Instagram users vented ire on Twitter where #instagramdown quickly became the number trending topic globally. (IANS)

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Instagram All-Set To Begin ‘Hide Like Counts’ for US Users

The social media network earlier said that the initiative aims to remove pressure on users who are concerned about the reach of their posts and impressions

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Instagram has been running tests where it hides like counts on posts in Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. Pixabay

Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is set to test ‘hide like counts’ for some US users as early as next week.

The announcement was made by Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri at a Wired event in San Francisco on Friday, The Verge reported.

The social media network earlier said that the initiative aims to remove pressure on users who are concerned about the reach of their posts and impressions.

“We want people to worry a little bit less about how many likes they’re getting on Instagram and spend more time connecting with the people that they care about,” Mosseri said during a conference in California, back in April.

Instagram has been running tests where it hides like counts on posts in Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is set to test ‘hide like counts’ for some US users as early as next week. Pixabay

Additionally, Facebook is also running a test of hiding like counts in Australia.

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“We are running a limited test where like, reaction and video view counts are made private across Facebook,” a spokesperson of this social media platform said at the time. (IANS)