Meta’s Instagram was back up for most users after a technical issue that had halted services for thousands of customers had been rectified.
“Earlier today, some people were unable to access Instagram due to a technical issue.” “We worked quickly to resolve the issue for everyone who was affected,” a Meta spokeswoman told Reuters.
The number of users affected by the outage was not disclosed by the company.
Downdetector, an outage tracking service, reported over 100,000 events in the United States, 24,000 in Canada, and over 56,000 in the United Kingdom.
At the height of the outage, over 180,000 users reported difficulties using Instagram.
According to the outage tracking website Downdetector, Instagram was unavailable to certain users beginning around 5:45 p.m. EST (2145 GMT) on Sunday.
As of 8:30 p.m. EST, the number of reported outages had dropped to slightly over 7,000.