Is Instagram down? Yep, it isn't just you!

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

What you need to know

  • Instagram is currently down for a ton of people.
  • People are unable to refresh their timeline.

Missing your Instagram fix? You aren't the only one, with people taking to Twitter to report that everyone's favorite dog and breakfast photo-sharing service is currently very much unavailable.

A quick check of the DownDetector website suggests that people began reporting issues a little less than an hour ago, with the number of people doing so continuing to grow. Whatever is wrong, it isn't being fixed quickly enough for some! Those who are able to access Instagram note a severe decrease in performance.

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Facebook — sorry, Meta — will no doubt be hoping that this isn't a repeat of the mess that saw Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook fall over at the same time recently. So far it appears that Instagram is the only Meta entity struggling, but that could change. The previous problem was caused by a single configuration error, perhaps showing just how easily the internet-shaped house of cards can fall.

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We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for any improvement, as we're sure you will be, too!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.