After a disruption lasting over three hours, Instagram, owned by Meta Platforms Inc. (META.O), is now back online for most users, according to data from The outage, which affected thousands of users primarily in the United States, saw a significant decrease in reported issues, dropping to around 400 from over 5,000.

The majority of the problems reported were related to login issues on the Instagram app, as indicated by the outage tracking website. This latest incident follows a similar outage in early March, where both Instagram and Facebook, also owned by Meta Platforms, experienced disruptions for over two hours due to technical issues. During that time, Downdetector recorded over 550,000 reports of disruptions for Facebook and approximately 92,000 for Instagram at its peak.

Downdetector, known for tracking outages by aggregating status reports from various sources, including user submissions, serves as a reliable indicator of service interruptions across online platforms.

Users worldwide rely heavily on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook for communication, networking, and business purposes, making any disruptions a cause for concern and frustration among the online community.