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Instagram returns! App back online after crashing in Pakistan

Other countries also faced similar issues
Representational image.
PHOTO: Reuters
Representational image. PHOTO: Reuters

Meta-owned-photo-and-video sharing app Instagram has been restored after crashing for about two hours early morning on Friday in Pakistan and other parts of the world.

The application would open but crash and shut down by itself. Users also reported issues while logging in.

Thousands of users of Meta Platforms Inc’s Instagram reported issues with the photo-sharing application, according to Downdetector.com, an outage tracking website.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal and apologise for any inconvenience,” a Meta spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

Source: https://downdetector.pk/status/instagram/
Source: https://downdetector.pk/status/instagram/


Twitter users also faced problems a day earlier. Twitter said its service was back online following a major outage on Thursday that kept thousands of users across the globe from accessing the social media platform.

The near three-hour outage affected as many as 50,000 users at its peak at around 5:15 pm on Friday.

“We had some trouble with our internal systems that impacted many of you globally. Twitter should be up and running as expected,” the social media company said in a tweet.

Late last year, Meta had a nearly six-hour-long outage which kept WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger out of reach for billions of users.

Internet reacts to Instagram crashing

People started sharing memes on other platforms after the Instagram outage.

One Twitter user said he went to Twitter to confirm if Instagram was actually down.

People confirmed if it was bad internet or Instagram actually crashed

One user shared a meme on how Mark Zuckerberg would be working on trying to fix the issue.

Visual representation of the glitch.

A tweet shared a meme on how Twitter headquarters would be happy on the incoming traffic.

A video on how everyone’s headed to Twitter to confirm the crash.

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