Instagram outage leaves thousands of users locked out of their accounts

Instagram outage leaves thousands of users locked out of their accounts

Hundreds of Instagram customers received an unwelcome Halloween scare as their accounts have been blocked or suspended.

One consumer mentioned the Mark Zuckerberg-owned website had requested for his or her electronic mail and telephone quantity to get the suspended account to work once more.

“We’re conscious that a few of you might be having points accessing your Instagram account. We’re trying into it and apologize for the inconvenience,” Instagram mentioned on its Twitter account Monday.

The Submit has sought remark from Instagram and its father or mother firm, Meta Platforms Inc.

Almost 7,000 customers of Instagram have been impacted, based on outage-tracking web site Downdetector, which collates standing experiences from quite a lot of sources together with user-submitted errors on its platform.

The outage could also be affecting a a lot bigger variety of customers.

The Meta Platforms Inc-owned photo-sharing app confirmed the outage on Monday morning.Instagram/@InstagramComms

A number of Instagram customers posted screenshots on their Twitter accounts displaying that they have been logged out of their accounts with out rationalization — even after interesting their suspension.

One Instagram consumer tweeted: “A few of us needed to put in our electronic mail and telephone quantity to confirm the account. Now the password has been modified and we will’t get again in as a result of our password has been modified.”

One other pissed off Instagram consumer wrote on Twitter: “It’s not simply down — you’re suspending accounts and threatening deletion!!”

The glitch seems to be affecting high-profile Instagram account holders corresponding to soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo, who had 493 million Instagram followers only a day in the past, seems to have misplaced 3 million followers, based on The Verge.

With Submit wires

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