Instagram users either can’t log in at all or they’re logging in and noticing follower counts suddenly dropping as their followers’ accounts appear to be suspended.
An Instagram outage that started Monday morning is locking users out and telling many of them that
“we suspended your account on October 31, 2022.”
Reports of the issue seem concentrated among iPhone users, with some saying their app was recently crashing and unusable ahead of an update earlier this morning.
Photo and video-sharing social media platform Instagram reportedly has stopped working properly for many users globally. Many users have reported to The Daily Star that their account has been locked. According to several users, they were unable to open the platform. They also saw a warning message indicating their account had been suspended. Instagram, from their verified Twitter account, have informed that they are aware of the problems. But the platform did not comment on whether the suspensions were the result of a bug. “We’re aware that some of you are having issues accessing your Instagram account,” its official account wrote. “We’re looking into it and apologise for the inconvenience.”
The platform confirmed the issue on Twitter, stating, “We’re aware that some of you are having issues
accessing your Instagram account. We’re looking into it and apologize for the inconvenience.”
As of 11:55AM ET, we’ve been able to access some previously “suspended” accounts, and reports captured by DownDetector seem to be dropping.
The suspensions also caused follower counts to drop dramatically, giving us some perspective as to how many users are experiencing the issue. As noted by our social media manager
Tristan Cooper, The Verge’s Instagram account dipped by 10,000 followers today, but now its follower count is starting to recover.
A quick look at Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram account at around 10:15AM ET showed it appeared to have lost
3 million followers from the 493 million it had just one day ago, and Instagram’s own primary
account was down by over a million.
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