In many cases when Instagram is down, you’ll see a page that says “5xx Server Error”. If you try to reload the page, it will show up again. It’s important to note that this isn’t always how you’ll know that the service has been disrupted. In some cases there may be no alert at all and your feed will suddenly stop working. If Instagram is not loading, you may experience the 5xx Server Error message for a second or two before it goes blank. Whatever the case, it’s best to be aware that Instagram can go down at any time and that there are ways to check if this has happened.

Is Instagram down?

If you have a Facebook profile or use Whatsapp, they will probably be down as well, because they belong to the same company named Meta. If they’re both experiencing issues you can be sure there is a problem going on. More than likely this will be an outage that has taken place with Instagram’s servers, but if you notice any changes to the quality of these two services as well, it is best to keep in mind that even more problems are probably occurring.

There are several websites you can visit to see if other people in your region got the same problems. It is important to notice Instagram (Meta) have servers all over the world. Depending on your location you could be connected to the servers in Europe, Asia or North America. In general it could be possible only one specific server got a problem, but normally Instagram would then try to connect you to a different server automatically. However, sometimes many servers at the same time have problems and cause Instagram to be down.

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Websites to check whether Instagram is down

These websites will show you what Instagram servers are down at the moment, if they are.

Another great way is to check Twitter and the hashtag “#instagramdown” to see if other people have similiar issues with using Instagram.