On Sunday evening for about two hours, Instagram was down. The app’s feed was frozen, tossing users errors saying it couldn’t refresh, while the website only gave a blank page.
The outage tracker DownDetectorThe first reports began a few moments after 6PM ET, before surging to 175,000 at their peak. but The issue was resolved by 7:30PM Eastern Time. it’s working again.
You can send an email The Verge Dave Arnold, Meta’s spokesperson, spoke out about the incident. “Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Instagram. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we’re sorry for any disruption this has caused.”
Instagram’s help page and accounts on other platforms like Facebook and Twitter hadn’t posted any updates about the outage. The outage was not reported on the help page of or any other platforms like Facebook and Twitter. InstagramCheck out a service owned by the company, such as Twitter. but despite the rumors and leaks, it doesn’t exist yet.
Updated May 21, 7:20 PM ET Meta spokesperson adds comment to confirm the Instagram outage.
Updated May 21, 7:42 PM ET The outage seems to have ended.
Updated May 21, 8:59 PM ET Twitter and Meta added a statement Instagram Comms.