Social media users had trouble accessing photo-sharing app Instagram’s direct messaging feature on Wednesday.Down detector, a site that offers real-time status and outage information on services around the web, saw a spike in complaints of Instagram being inaccessible. Issues were reported in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Mexico, and other countries.With over 1 billion monthly users, the report states that around 12.9 percent of humanity checks into Instagram monthly, it is estimated that there will be 1.44 billion monthly active users of the social platform, which would account for 31.2 percent of global internet users.
Owned by parent company Meta, Instagram was founded in 2010 and was acquired by Facebook, Inc. (now Meta) for $1 billion cash and stock in 2012. A Meta spokesperson told Newsweek: “Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble with messaging across Messenger, Instagram and Workplace. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”Instagram Dms still not working after an entire day is my villain origin story
Fans of the social media platform took to Twitter to share their stress at not being able to access their favorite features, with multiple people complaining that their direct messaging functionality was not working. Meta’s help center does have a few troubleshooting tips if you’re struggling with your Instagram.They say that it is important to always ensure you are running the latest version of Instagram, and to try restarting your phone or tablet first if you are having issues with the app.
It is also a good idea to try uninstalling and reinstalling the app to see if that will get things started again.Meta also says that: “Something might not be loading properly because of settings you or someone else set up. Try searching the Help Center for the issue that you’re experiencing. If this doesn’t resolve your problem, it could be a bug or broken feature.”
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