Instagram is down and suspending many accounts – here’s what we know

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This is how the problem was discovered – countless users were noticing that their follower count was dropping too quickly and eventually others would share on Twitter how their account would be suspended for no reason.

While there is no word from the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri (opens in new tab) however, we are awaiting a response from the company as to when the issue will be resolved.

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This is an example from @QueenVIP8 of how her Instagram account was suddenly blocked for no reason.

Again, if you open Instagram just to see photos of dogs once a day and you’re wondering why you’ve been blocked, don’t panic – it’s a bug and Instagram is aware.

(Image credit: Shutterstock/thongyhod/Twitter)

After the news earlier today that Twitter CEO Elon Musk is looking to charge for the blue tick, and now Instagram is down, could we see a hat trick soon from another social platform in trouble?

Snapchat stops crashing?

Facebook ceases to face?

MySpace runs out of space? Again?

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Cheer up – it looks like Instagram is looking into the issue now. The best thing is to grab a drink, and hopefully when you get back, it’s all over.

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If you’re getting this message, you’re not alone, but Instagram seems to be aware of the problem.

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