Instagram Users Report Issues In Viewing Stories, Uploading Posts, And Sending Direct Messages

As the holiday weekend approached, Instagram users were in a panic, as the service was inaccessible or not working well for thousands of users in the U.S.

The website reports a spike in problems around 12:30 PM Pacific time. Users had various issues, including being unable to access the service or view stories, upload posts, or send direct messages.

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Parent company Meta was investigating and promised an update by 5 PM Pacific. So far, its Facebook service appeared to be running normally.

Instagram faced several outages earlier this year.

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