For a couple of hours on Sunday evening, Instagram was down. The app’s feed was frozen, tossing users errors saying it couldn’t refresh, while the website only gave a blank page.
According to the outage tracker DownDetector, the first reports of trouble started a few minutes after 6PM ET before spiking to over 175,000 reports at its peak, but by 7:30PM ET, the issue had been resolved, and it’s working again.
Instagram is back! Sorry for the trouble – we had a brief outage earlier and resolved the issue that caused it. #instagramdown
— Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) May 22, 2023
In an email to The Verge after the outage, Meta spokesperson Dave Arnold said, “Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble…