Instagram DOWN: Android app keeps crashing for thousands of users

UPDATE: The issues affecting Instagram today have now been resolved.

Down Detector reports of Instagram down have fallen sharply, indicating whatever problems were plaguing the app have now been fixed.

While an Instagram spokesperson confirmed to us that a technical issue which was behind the issues users reported has now been addressed.

Speaking to, a representative for the photo sharing app said: “Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Instagram. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible, and apologise for any inconvenience.” 

ORIGINAL: Instagram down reports are on the rise today, with users of the Meta-owned app running Android saying the programme keeps crashing and not working for them.

Independent outage monitor Down Detector has recorded a huge spike in Instagram down reports which began around 6pm UK time.

At the time of writing Down Detector UK has registered a peak of around 10,000 reports of Instagram down.

While according to Down Detector stats problems with Instagram are being reported in the UK, US and Europe.

As the issues with Instagram hit users took to Twitter to talk about the problems they were facing.

One tweeted: “Just slapped my wifi router only to realise that Instagram was down. #instagramdown”.

While another posted: “Running to Twitter to see if Instagram is down for anyone else?”

One added: “Again Twitter is King! #instagramdown”.

And another wrote: “Everyone trying to refresh Instagram until we realize it’s down #instagramdown”. has contacted Instagram for comment and asked if a fix is in the works.

The reported problems with Instagram come a day after users of another Meta-owned app experiencing issues with the service.

On Wednesday September 21 , saying the chat and voice calls function wasn’t working for them.

Once again when these problems hit Down Detector recorded thousands of reports of WhatsApp being down.

But the problem appeared to be short lived what a WhatsApp spokesperson telling not long after problems were first reported that services were working fine.

More to follow…