Instagram suffered an outage that caused widespread panic after some users’ accounts showed up as suspended.
Instagram has experienced a number of outages this year and when the service goes down it causes confusion. For some users, when Instagram is glitching it looks as if their account was suspended or as though their follower count has been reset to zero.
On today’s Halloween holiday another Instagram issue has surfaced and people are in a panic.
Instagram Goes Offline, Glitch Tells Some Ushers Their Accounts Have Been Suspended
Today Instagram went awol and made hearts palpitate after sending some users false account notification suspensions.
Instagram confirmed the outage and apologized for the inconvenience while it investigates the issue.
“We’re aware that some of you are having issues accessing your Instagram account. We’re looking into it and apologize for the inconvenience,” wrote IG on Twitter.
The message was followed up with a tweet from Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri who simply wrote; “We’re working on this.”
In addition to suspended accounts, people saw their followers drop dramatically and the drop is a direct reflection of the number of accounts impacted by the suspension glitch.
We often talk about social media addiction and the response to the glitch has shown just how real it really is. Of course, Instagram will find a solution to this problem but it’s unclear how long that will take.