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13th Mar 2019

#InstagramDown… Irish users experience problems accessing Insta and Facebook

Simon Lloyd


Instagram users across Europe and in some parts of the Unites States have experienced difficulties using the app.

Though the cause of the problems are unclear at this stage, countless people have reported issues accessing the app and, in some cases, liking posts on its newsfeed.

The problems with Instagram come at a time when Facebook, the photo and video-sharing social network platform’s parent company, has also been struck with its own technical problems. Whatsapp, the other major app owned by Facebook, appeared to be functioning normally.

According to the Downdetector website, which measures outages of popular social network sites across the internet, the issues with Instagram and Facebook started at around 4pm on Wednesday.

With Instagram down, many users flocked to rival social network Twitter to report the problems they were experiencing.