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Instagram reportedly down, thousands of users affected


Meta Platform's Instagram was down for thousands of users on Thursday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.


Nearly 19,000 users were having trouble accessing the social network, according to Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from several sources including user-submitted errors on its platform.

Users on Reddit reported that the app was continually crashing, making it difficult for them to see any posts, and Downdetector showed that the outage lasted for under an hour, between 12:30PM and 1:30PM ET (9:30–10:30AM PT).


The outage may be affecting a larger number of users.

Meta did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment.

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