Thursday, June 13, 2024

Instagram Suffers Worldwide Outage After Former Facebook Exec Takes Over

Instagram is pretty much back up and running for most users, after being temporarily down earlier this week when Adam Mosseri, a former high-ranking Facebook veteran, was hired to head up the app.

When IG took a nosedive Tuesday, the mobile version displayed a message that read “couldn’t refresh feed,” while the website version would simply not load. Users took to Twitter and Facebook to complain about the incident and make jokes through the use of the hashtag #instagramdown.

Reuters reports that some of the countries affected in the outage include some parts of North America, Europe, Australia, and Singapore.

Instagram has been facing some changes recently.  couple of days ago Kevin Systrom announced that he and Mike Krieger, the original founders of the app, were leaving the company in order to purse other creative ventures. “Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team. We’ve grown from 13 people to over a thousand with offices around the world, all while building products used and loved by a community of over one billion. We’re now ready for our next chapter,” wrote Systrom.

While their departures were unexpected, Facebook, the company that owns Instagram, claims that there’s no animosity between the two companies and that they’re excited to see what Systrom and Krieger develop in the near future.


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