Instagram is DOWN: Worldwide outage leaves thousands unable to access the desktop site or app 

Instagram is DOWN: Worldwide outage leaves thousands unable to access the desktop site or smartphone app

  • Instagram is experiencing an outage that started around 5pm ET
  • Issues are plaguing users across the world – mainly the app and desktop site 
  • The desktop site is showing an ‘error’ message and the app will not refresh 

Instagram has gone for thousands of users cross the world.

Issues appear to be plaguing the desktop site, which is showing an error message, along with news feed not loading in the app – and some are block out of their accounts.

DownDetector, a website that monitors outages online, show reports of problems began around 5:00pm ET.

Outages are hitting users across North America, Europe, Asia and other parts of the globe.

Instagram has gone for thousands of users cross the world. Issues appear to be plaguing the desktop site, which is showing an error message, along with news feed not loading in the app

DownDetector shows a majority of the issue reports cite problems with the website, followed by news feed in the app and logging in to accounts. 

Major cities in the US appear to be shown ‘red’ on the Instagram outage map including New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas.

While across the Atlantic in the UK, London, Manchester and Blefast appear to be experiencing problems.