Instagram is down, what should I do?

Instagram is down, what should I do?

Instagram is one of the most popular and trending platforms worldwide but, imagine something gets wrong with its servers. What will happen? What the users should do?

In this article, we will discuss the last 2 years’ events that lead to the Instagram outage. We will explain the detailed stories about that.

A piece of brief information about Instagram

Instagram is an American photo and video sharing platform created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010. In this system, users can put their data as stories or posts and accounts can be public or private. Instagram supports more than 30 languages.

Instagram initially was released for iOS users in 2010. The Android version was provided in April 2012 and the PC version in 2016 for Windows10. In 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for approximately 1 billion dollars in cash and stock.

How did the Instagram outage story begin in September of 2020?

Instagram and similar platforms including Tiktok, Telegram, and Twitter, rarely face a problem and the users don’t need to worry about it. In some cases, the servers need to be upgraded.

To explain better, we have arranged the events as a whole timeline and see what happened to Instagram and its users in the last two years. Here we go;

September 27, 2020: some users are telling the Instagram has some functional issues. The number of reports on status websites is rising.

October 30, 2020: Instagram, as well as Facebook, is down for many users.

November 28, 2020: Facebook is seemingly aware of the issue.

November 28, 2020: the problem is finally fixed and the app is ready to use.

February 12, 2021: as the reports on Twitter are proliferating, Instagram is still down and no news from the acknowledgment.

July 16, 2021: as the map shows, some states of the US, the united kingdom, and Belgium is red spotted so they are out of Instagram services

March 30, 2021: the system is still down and the number of reports on Twitter is mushrooming.

March 31, 2021: the crashing issue is fully acknowledged by the support team and they have fixed it.

April 25, 2021: Instagram is again down across the world and ut seems the DMs are not refreshing.

May 17, 2021: Instagram is down and many users cannot write on the platform.

August 3, 2021: Instagram has gone off for several hours on the globe.

August 4, 2021: based on no new complaint comments, it seems the yesterday outage is now fully addressed.

August 21, 2021: according to reports, the activity feed in Instagram is not refreshing and users are not able to see the comments.

August 23, 2021: Some suspicious users are taking advantage of the other Instagram users’ perils to scam them into using shady persons to get this issue addressed for them.

August 24, 2021: now the Instagram bugs are erased, and looks like users are happy with their phones again.

August 26, 2021: Instagram has confirmed that they are aware of “Nah he tweakin” comments that are popping up among the users.

August 27, 2021: Now, Instagram is coming out to note that the “Nah he tweakin” issue on comments have been resolved.

September 2, 2021 / 11:59 am: reports are still rising, and unfortunately, there is no response from the Instagram support team

September 2, 2021 / 4:57 pm: although the majority of the problem has been solved, many users declare they face this error while trying to use the app: “Couldn’t refresh feed”

September 2, 2021 / 7:00 pm: it looks like Instagram is working at least for some users according to their comments.

September 3, 2021: now, Instagram has come out to inform its users that the outage experienced on September 2 has been fully resolved.

September 4, 2021: many comments under Instagram’s tweets mean that the problem is still running. But fortunately, many users declaring that they can use the app properly.

September 6, 2021: although it seems everything is normal, Downdetector is receiving many random reports from Instagrammers, probably has a problem with the app.

September 8, 2021: users of Instagram are broadcasting their reports on Twitter because of Instagram crashing on their phones. The crash occurs mostly when you are trying to open a DM

September 9, 2021: there is no new report on Twitter and Downdetector so it seems the problem is at last fixed.

Is Instagram working now?

Yes, you can surf on Instagram. There are no more bugs left in the servers and also no complaint posts on social media from users.

How can I check the status?

Here we have a list of websites that you can visit and get informed about the latest news. These websites’ data are up-to-date and reliable;


Furthermore, you can also see other users’ posts and see if there are any complaints about the servers.


I hope this article could be useful for you. Most of the bugs in the servers are minimal and need only a few minutes to be resolved. If you think you need more information, you can visit the Instagram support website and ask your question.

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