After a brief outage that prevented thousands of users from using the service, Instagram is now operational again

According to the outage-tracking website Downdetector, by 5 pm ET (2:30 am IST on Friday), about 24,000 Instagram users had been disrupted.

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According to Downdetector.com, thousands of Instagram users who utilise Meta’s service on Thursday complained about problems with the photo-sharing service. According to the outage-tracking website Downdetector, which compiles status data from several sources in the United States, around 24,000 Instagram users were impacted by 5 pm ET (2:30 am IST on Friday). Over the following couple of hours, reports on Downdetector started to drop, and it now seems that the service is up and running.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal and apologise for any inconvenience,” a Meta spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

According to Downdetector, 23,330 people reported being impacted by the outage.

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According to Downdetector.com, Twitter experienced a nearly three-hour outage earlier on Thursday that, at its peak, affected as many as 50,000 users.

The globe over, many businesses depend on Facebook’s services, and Facebook accounts are frequently used to access other websites.

Due to the company’s apps being utilised by billions of users each month, a sizable section of the global population may be affected by outages.

Billion of people were unable to access WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger late last year due to a nearly six-hour-long outage on Meta.

The business’s 3.5 billion customers, the most ever counted by website monitoring company Downdetector, were unable to access its social media and messaging services including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger during the outage last year.

The outage was brought on by “configuration changes” on routers that manage network traffic between data centres, according to an apology blog post by Santosh Janardhan, Facebook’s vice president of infrastructure.

A system change made by the business a few days later rendered Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp once more inaccessible. Days after a significant outage that prevented customers from accessing the internet for more than six hours, there was another outage. Facebook stated the issue was caused by a configuration change at their computer infrastructure and that it had an international impact on users of the social network, Instagram, Messenger, and Workplace.