Instagram was down, but now it’s working again

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For a couple of hours on Sunday evening, Instagram was down. The app’s feed was frozen, tossing users errors saying it couldn’t refresh, while the website only gave a blank page.

According to the outage tracker DownDetector, the first reports of trouble started a few minutes after 6PM ET before spiking to over 175,000 reports at its peak, but by 7:30PM ET, the issue had been resolved, and it’s working again.

In an email to The Verge after the outage, Meta spokesperson Dave Arnold said, “Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble…

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