Why is Instagram Down? Here are a Few Reasons Why the App wont Load


We hardly recall ever being bugged by Instagram, ever since it has been in market. On the other hand we have witnessed some app crashes here and there. Such a bleak incident can be worrying if you trust your app with your work and heavily rely on it. (all the bloggers out there, we can understand). So what are the possibilities as to why Instagram faced a malfunction shutdown. 

There can be a number of reasons which can cause Instagram to crash. If it is down you cannot post anything on the Instagram like insta story or your photos on the wall. The news feed of your followers and the people whom you are following won’t be displayed on your screen. you might wonder whether your internet server is down or whether it is the app which would not comply. 

Here’s how to you tell the difference between whether it’s Instagram that’s not loading, or your internet is not working properly

Check Your Internet Connection

Sometimes, your internet will go down and it’ll take you a while to notice. That’s because your browser and your apps “cache” the sites you visit regularly and will load older versions of the site even if the internet is down. It’s not until you go beyond the cache that you notice the problem, especially if you only allow apps to use Wi-Fi instead of your data connection.

If you’re on your phone or tablet, you can check simply by looking at the top of your screen. If you’re on Wi-Fi, look at the Wi-Fi icon; if you have no Wi-Fi, you won’t see the icon on most Android phones and tablets, while Apple’s will have a “greyed-out” icon. If your Wi-Fi signal is weak, you won’t see a complete symbol.

See? simple!

Check Instagram From A Different Device

If your internet is up and running in full swing, try and log into Instagram from a different device. For starters start with, using the web browser on your phone to check, or check a friend’s phone to see if their feed is loading.

Check Instagram’s Common Errors And Known Issues

Next, look at Instagram’s errors and known issues. This is a constantly updated list of common problems that users run into, and the site usually offers a solution under this known issue. There are basically a developed questioner is present on website to fix your problems. Most of the known issues concern the iOS and Android apps, so if Instagram’s app isn’t working, but the web version is, check these issues first. If it’s not the app, or the problem isn’t appearing on the known issues page.

Check For Error Messages

There are many reasons when a  software can fail and when Instagram down, it will have a set of error messages. Unlike some websites, Instagram’s errors tend to be written in plain English and written in simple form. For example, you’re not allowed to follow more than 7,500 people on Instagram, and if you try to do that, you’ll get an error message that says “Error: You can’t follow any more people.” Unfortunately, sometimes these messages are vague, such as “Sorry, something went wrong.”

Check If Instagram Is Down EVERYWHERE

The most important step is to check if instagram is down globally. If you have an Instagram error code, run it through Google to see what are the locations where the instagram is down. There are several of sites, such as Down Detector, Outage.Report, and Is It Down, and all work essentially the same way; enter the URL into the site, and it’ll tell you if it’s down. If Instagram is down across the globe, then all you can do is wait as Instagram fixes the site. If not, then your computer needs a checkup.

What If It’s Just One Part Of The Site?

The most  common issues for Instagram down is to have issues such as hashtags not loading, images with specific hashtags not loading under those hashtags, or images loading properly when posted to one account and not the other.

There are a number of reasons for the instagram down. In some cases, a hashtag is not according to the standards of Instagram and instagram have blocked it. In other cases, hashtag sections won’t load due to a behind-the-scenes issue of some sort, which Instagram is unfortunately not very known about it . In still other cases, oveusing a hashtag might cause people to “limit” your posts from that hashtag; if you collect enough of these, your overall account may be constrained without your knowledge.

The best solution is to use hashtags very specifically, vary the hashtags you use , select the write hashtag to use, keep the hashtags directly relevant to your image, and in the case of some tags not loading, be patient. Sometimes, it’s just Instagram, and waiting is the only solution.

Written by Hina Akram

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