An Instagram bug is preventing some users from logging into their accounts. Other users are reporting a spookily sudden drop in their follower count.
Downdetector – a website that reports service outages from Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other platforms shows a spike in reports of Instagram issues.
Instagram has announced that they’re aware of the issues and are looking into them, but at the time of writing, they have yet to discover or announce a root cause.
Engadget notes that this outage is far from Instagram’s first in the last year.
Last October, Instagram’s parent company Meta faced widespread outages after a bug wreaked havoc on their backbone systems.
Instagram also faced an “instant crash” bug in September, while earlier this month another bug prevented iOS users from using the platform.