Instagram down: App not working as news feed fails to load on iPhone and Android

Facebook Messenger also suffers widespread outage

Anthony Cuthbertson
Wednesday 30 October 2019 16:45
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Instagram stopped working for users around the world on Wednesday.

Users of the Facebook-owned app reported being unable to load or refresh their news feed. It is the latest in a string of outages for the social media platform, coming just months after one of the biggest down times in the app's history.

Facebook Messenger also stopped working for many users, though WhatsApp did not appear to suffer any issues.

A spokesperson for Instagram was not immediately available for comment.

The most affected regions appear to be the UK and US, according to the website Down Detector, though problems were experienced in Asia, South America and across Europe.

The majority of the reported problems related to the app's news feed, however some also noted issues with Instagram Stories and the website.

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