It's not just you, Instagram is down right now

Instagram logo on a Galaxy S10
Instagram logo on a Galaxy S10 (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Looks like Instagram is down right now.
  • There's been a big spike in reports on Downdetector both in the U.S. and in Europe.
  • Twitter is also full of users reporting issues.

It's not just you, Instagram appears to be suffering an outage right now.

Reports from Downdetector show a huge spike in reported issues over the course of the last 30 minutes. The problems are being reported globally, notably on the east coast of the U.S. and in Europe.

There are also multiple reports on Twitter featuring the hashtag 'Instagram down.' Instagram and Facebook have not yet commented on the issue.

It's completely unclear at this early stage what might be causing the issue. As noted, reports globally show some people are struggling to log in, view news feeds, post photos, and view stories. We'll update this post as soon as we have more information.

Overnight, Instagram suffered an apparent issue whereby posts containing videos, multiple images, and shopping posts were not shared to follower's Feeds when posted yesterday. The company stated:

We're aware of reports that people are experiencing less engagement than usual. We looked into this and found that videos, posts with multiple images, and shopping posts shared earlier today were not shown to people's followers in their Feed.We're urgently fixing this now. All new posts will be shown as usual, and posts made earlier today should be shown in Feeds ASAP.

Users were reporting less engagement than usual on posts.

This story is updating.

Stephen Warwick