Instagram problems

It doesn’t seem to happen too often where Instagram goes down or experiences any real worrying issue, but from time-to-time there will be cases when Instagram server goes down or problems uploading photos or videos crop up. When these do happen users will share their problems with others, looking for some kind of answer.

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Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms out there, which is slowly catching up to the likes of Facebook, more and more people are starting to follow others on Instagram than any other social network. The more people the more problems that can occur, and this is when the complaints come flooding in, and this is why we are here.

The main Instagram problems that can occur can include the service going down completely due to servers or maintenance updates. Photos or text may not load properly, apps are playing up, maybe you are having Instagram problems with hashtags, but outages are the main worry with users.

The Instagram server status can be checked online, but the user is much faster at reporting issues and this is where you can list yours.

Are you having any problems at all with Instagram?

Instagram status reports for Friday 28th of October 2016

To find out if Instagram is down right now, see reports below.

Problems with Instagram? Share issues with Is Down Right Now readers:

  • Nick

    For some reason I cannot get hashtags to work, I have tried so many times when i add a new Instagram photo via my iPhones app and hashtags are not showing. Who is having the same problem?

  • Kane

    When I open Instagram on my Samsung Galaxy S5 the app just closes again, I open it closes. I dont understand, i have deleted app and then reinstalled and still getting the same issue – please do post your answers in reply thank you.

  • Clarence

    If I try to login Instagram crashes, too many times I have tried and really getting annoyed.

  • Unhappy

    I am having issues following people on Instagram, when I do follow them and check to see if i am it says ‘Follow’ again when it should say ‘Following’.

  • Charlie

    Instagram has no troubles at all the last few weeks.

  • Cindy

    I am having issues signing into Instagram

  • Jeff

    I cannot post anything.

  • Gerald

    None of my Instagram hashtags are working for me, why?

  • Monica

    Instagram keeps crashing on me when I try to open news feed.

  • Jackie

    Unexpected network error not allowing me to login.

  • Paul

    Instagram is really slow for me today, is this happening to anyone else?

  • Shaf

    I read somewhere yesterday that IG has changed the way hashtags work. More specifically, your photos will now show up on the hashtag feed based on the time/date you posted your photo, and not the time you posted that hashtag.

    It really sucks and I tried contacting IG to confirm this but obviously they’re not going to reply :(

  • Victoria

    The photos I put on my Instagram today have disappeared.

  • Kim

    Whats happening to all recent photos on Instagram?

  • Lucas

    Had an issue earlier where I could not login to Insta. I am in now a=so must have been a glitch or something,

  • Ramesh

    How come I am having problems following people, not even able to upload a photo today.

  • SJ

    The problem started with me yesterday. July 8th, 2015. when i couldnt post a video…then i logged out and tried to log back in..i got Network Error…today i could finally get in my account..but still cant post anything…. What the hell is going on?

  • ItsShadow _

    Same thing for me can’t post a picture it post for a second then gets deleted

  • Alle Leora (Coffee-Mermaid)

    right now my Instagram is saying it can’t connect to server and to check internet connection but i have full bars and the internet is fine from my laptop which can only be on wifi. It logged me off and wont let me sign in! is anyone else having this issue!?

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  • Anna Khuntsaria

    I have the same problems too and don’t know what to do, help center doesn’t answer and no letter comes to my email

  • Penny

    When I visit websites and they have a gallery of funny Instagram pictures and videos, they never seem to show up for me, all i get to see is a smallish logo and blank gray space.

  • Laura

    I upload my photo like normal but the problem happens with the next button, it will not let me click that button. It just freezes on me all the time when i try.

  • Mandy

    Posting anything to Instagram seems to not be working. I did actually post a photo yesterday but then the app crashed on my phone, which is not good at all.

  • Ruth

    Try to upload a photo and the app crashes, try again and the same thing. Not even funny anymore.

  • Denis

    following problem

  • Steve Krivda

    any response yet?
    would love to know what to do here. it’s where i run my business

    email if you’ve heard anything
    sckrivda at gmail com

  • Maria

    Very time I log in it crashes!!!! So annoying

  • Kevin Showler

    Yea crashes on one account. Works on backup. Weird!

  • Alex

    I can’t like, comment, post with a caption, or add on Instagram. So basically I can’t do anything. I’ve tried logging out, changing my password, and uninstalling and reinstalling the app about 5 times. Anyone else having this problem or maybe even know how to fix it?!

  • Mercy Sabalza Villafana

    I cannot tag anyone in my pictures!

  • Jenna Schultz

    I. Can’t tag anyone in my pictures

  • Kim Jung

    Today I can’t Log in into my Account,.What’s wrong with Instagram?

  • Casey

    What is wring with instagram right now, i tried to login and nothing

  • Brian

    it must be an iOS problem because its all working on my adndroid phone but not my ipad. Is there an issue somewhere?

  • Linda

    I cannot login at the moment to Instagram on my iPhone 6s, it says i have not internet to gain access which is rubbish.

  • _fuckyoimage

    It logged me out three times, said another user was on. I thought someone may of hacked me until I asked someone else, but Now it wont let me log in at all.

  • Kelli Eitel

    Logged me out… can’t get in… ugggg

  • Fjr

    My account is randomly set to private and i can’t set it to public

  • Sandy

    unable to change profile/bio – after you save it and refresh, it goes back to the old profile.

  • Denise

    My act is private and I can’t set it to public

  • Jacqueline

    Can’t login! Was kicked out of my account after I changed my password and was also unable to make my page public. WTF

  • Chantel Engelbrecht

    Same here. Can’t even comment or CAPTION anything!!! Arrrg

  • Bob

    I uploaded a photo in instagram, using my iphone 6s and before that i had made some changes using filters. The picture looks good in instagram app, but the picture in my instagram website is very blurry. It’s weird, why there is a difference between app and website quality?

  • Amanda

    I no longer have the Log Out option in settings.

  • Chrissy

    Instagram is down, and this is no April Fools Day joke.

  • Giles

    Not able to refresh messages in Instagram. Even loading results seems to be hard work.

  • Chang

    Pics will not load to hashtags there for a second then dissappear

  • Jim

    People I recently followed I am not not following and Instagram will not let me follow them again

  • femmvendeur

    one of my instagram acc @angah_amirul Logged me out while i’m chatting tgru DM and said someone changed the password … Won’t send an email to me to reset password..Help Centre Not working at to report @instagram help line

  • Grace

    Is Instagram down for anyone? Please do let me know because i cannot get my app to work on my smartphone.

  • Chelsea

    I uploaded like 5 posts to Instagram and they have vanished without a trace. My older photos have some tags missing as well.

  • Mat Jenkins

    I have the exact same problem. So frustrating!

  • David

    Is anyone having issues getting onto the official Rihanna Instagram page?

  • Marvin

    I have been having a few problems with the Instagram search, last week it was to do with not being able to login and now the search is playing up.

  • Lawrence

    I cannot login to Instagram today, all i get is a message saying there was a problem with my request.

  • Billy

    Has anyone had problems getting onto ben affleck’s nanny instagram page?

  • cas

    Yeah I haven’t been able to log in for more then 4/3 weeks now :( it won’t let me for some reason and I know my username and password so I think its instagram:/

  • cas

    Actually its down for a lot of people including me ugh my problem is the login thing that’s been driving me crazy :/

  • Marissa

    Can’t edit my bio. Then it freezes.

  • _liv3y_

    What had happened with me was that I was on Instagram and everything was perfectly fine, until about 20 min. later when I went to open the Instagram App. It glitched and wouldn’t be let me open it. Then I deleted it and went to reinstall and now it won’t even install.

  • Amanda

    My sister and myself will click on the app but it kicks us out right away, it’s been this way since late Monday night.

  • Dave McLoughlin

    I had the same issue, this morning
    deleted and reinstalled app everything was good after

  • Michele Castagnozzi

    since 3 September hash are not working anymore for my account and seems that I’m not the only one

  • Michele Castagnozzi

    since 3 September hashtahs are not working anymore for my account and seems that I’m not the only one

  • Michele Castagnozzi

    since 3 September hashtags are not working anymore for my account and seems that I’m not the only one

  • Zulesky Barcos Saldivia

    No matter what Hashtags I use, my post dosen’t appear in the public feed. Can anyone tell me why? i wrote at Instagram but no one answered

  • Kimberly Leake

    I am having the same problem. My account is relatively new and I only have about 10 post but none of them are showing up on the public feed. I’ve been told to keep posting more pics but not sure if that will solve the problem. Anyone have any advice!

  • Michele Castagnozzi

    Now are about 19 days without hashtags. :(

  • Nat R

    I’m having the same issue.NEW account and no hashtag love.First picture I got likes other than followers but now none.Others can’t see my pictures under the tags, but I can’t.So no engagement..Please help!

  • Bree A Manahan

    Hashtags broken. Image not showing up under any tags. I’ve deleted and reposted with different hashtag combos with no luck. This has happened to me in the past, but never on this account. @bamillustration

  • Keaten

    I can’t even long in!