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Another Instagram outage already?!

UPDATE: Oct. 8, 2021, 3:31 p.m. PDT

Instagram appears to be back up and running. The company tweeted that the issues had been resolved, and acknowledged oh what a week it’s been.

The original story appears below.


Facebook, get your sh*t together!

Just four days after the longest outage in Facebook history, it appears that Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram are having issues again.

As of mid-morning Pacific Time Friday, Instagram was failing to load new content for some users. Down Detector (which is owned by Mashable’s parent company, Ziff Davis), showed spikes in user incident reports around 11 a.m. PT. Problems appeared concentrated in major U.S. cities across the country.

Instagram is having issues again.

Instagram is having issues again.
Credit: screenshot: down detector

Facebook was also loading slowly, with users on down detector reporting problems with their feeds.

What gives, Facebook?!

What gives, Facebook?!
Credit: screenshot: down detector

Users once again expressed their frustration on Twitter with all of the memes.

Facebook and Instagram confirmed the outage — on Twitter, of course.

Instagram even used a particularly pathetic emoji to deliver the news. Smiling tear indeed.

This story is developing…

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