Instagram users were reporting issues with the social media site on Thursday night
People weren’t able to browse the site, refresh their feed, or even see more than a few posts at a time.
According to Down Detector, the problems started just after 5:20 p.m., with people complaining that they couldn’t load the app or website.
Issues with the social media site have been recorded across the UK on Down Detector, including in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
What’s up with Instagram?
User reports indicate that Instagram has been experiencing issues since 5:20 p.m. BST. https://t.co/tx0XRYjEhP RT if you’re having trouble too #Instagramdown
— DowndetectorUK (@DowndetectorUK) May 26, 2022
Of the issues reported, 59% were related to issues with the app, while 39% were related to issues with the stream.
Another 9% of issues were related to the Instagram website.
According to the heat map, the worst affected areas are Birmingham and London.
You can use the heat map on Down Detector to see if you are in one of the worst affected areas via the Down Detector website.
Downdetector only reports an incident when the number of problem reports is significantly higher than the typical volume for that time of day.
You can visit the Downdetector methodology to learn more about how it detects issues.
Users have taken to Twitter to express their frustration over the shutdown of the photo-sharing app.
— Cloud9ineDreams💫 (@Cloud9ineDreams) May 26, 2022
One person tweeted: “I don’t know what’s going on with Instagram. When I scroll it only shows a few posts and then it stops. Does this happen to anyone else? ”
While a second added: “the way I come to twitter to search ‘instagram down’ every two weeks.”
Along with two crying emojis, one user wrote, “Is Instagram down? I only see pics from weeks ago.”