If you’re struggling to load images on your social sites today, you are not alone. #instagramdown
Some Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users cannot upload photos, videos, and files. A spokesman for Facebook, which owns all three apps, told BBC News: “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.” Together, the social networks have billions of users worldwide.
In March, Facebook and Instagram suffered their longest period of disruption ever. Problems also struck both apps as well as WhatsApp in April. The Facebook Messenger app, which is often installed separately, is also affected.
Here we go again: Instagram users across the globe reported problems logging in, sharing or otherwise accessing the Facebook-owned photo and video service on mobile apps and the web on Wednesday.
Instagram began having issues since 8:45 a.m. ET, with most of the user reports concentrated in the Northeast U.S. and Western Europe, according to DownDetector.com.
For many Instagram users, most images and videos were failing to load in the app on Wednesday, July 3. On desktop, Instagram also was not loading images or videos, accompanied by a message that said “No photo description available” or messages with tags like “Image may contain: food.” Some said when they tried to post photos, Instagram only displayed the caption and not the image, while other users reported an inability to access the service at all.
Knowing how critical images are to these platforms, we at FootSteps Marketing anticipate load times to improve over the next 8 – 12 hours. Our clients know we’ll do everything we can to update your social integrations as soon as Facebook and Instagram correct the glitch.