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Meta Platform's Instagram was back up for most users after a global outage, the photo-sharing platform said on Thursday, adding that an hours-long technical issue has been resolved.

"Earlier tonight, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing Instagram. We resolved this issue for everyone as quickly as possible," Instagram said in a tweet.

Downdetector, which tracks outages, reported more than 53,000 incidents of users unable to access Instagram at the peak of the outage. The website collates status reports from a number of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform.

This chart shows a view of problem reports submitted in the past 24 hours compared to the typical volume of reports by time of day. Image Credit: Downdetector

According to Downdetector, over 87 per cent of people had reported problems while using the application, 10 per cent while using the website, and 3 per cent while logging in.


Downdetector showed about 2,000 affected users from the UK, and more than 1,000 reports each from India and Australia. Image Credit: Downdetector

As Instagram was coming back online, Downdetector said reports of outages had fallen below 1,000 in the United States.

Reports of issues came down to less than 100 reports in the UK, India, Japan and Australia, the outage-tracking website showed.

The last service outage documented on Instagram's Twitter feed dated back to October, when the company tweeted about a bug it fixed that blocked users from accounts or altered the numbers of followers.