Instagram is down; several accounts randomly suspended or deleted
If you are not able to browse through your Instagram feed, chances are you are not alone. Several users across the globe are reporting an outage wherein they are unable to access their Instagram account. The service went down at around 6:20pm IST. In some cases, users are seeing a weird error which reads: "We suspended your account on 31 October 2022."
Twitter is abuzz with #InstagramDown posts
As per Downdetector, Instagram users are facing problems related to the app, login, as well as the search function. Twitter is abuzz with plenty of #InstagramDown posts. For some, their accounts got banned for no apparent reason while others are reporting that their accounts have been "deleted." Some users were greeted with an alert that their account has been suspended starting today.
Take a look at one of the posts
There are multiple reports of #Instagram going down and banning users (I've just been banned). Maybe this is Fate telling us all to stop giving Mark Zuckerberg our money.— Barnaby Edwards (@BarnabyEdwards) October 31, 2022
What to do if you have received 'account suspended' alert?
Have you received an alert from Instagram that your account has been suspended starting October 31 and you have 30 days to disagree with the decision? First of all, don't panic. You may be seeing that erroneously. When services such as Instagram, Twitter, and WhatsApp face an outage, unintended alerts get pushed to users. This is a global and seemingly widespread issue.
Avoid appealing to 'suspension alerts' you may see on Instagram
I tried to appeal my decision, it logged me out and now this appears when I try to log in??? pic.twitter.com/20L2u35ehX— Immy (@immystone) October 31, 2022
Some are able to see the funny side of outage
Folks at Instagram are looking into the issue
"We're aware that some of you are having issues accessing your Instagram account. We're looking into it and apologize for the inconvenience," said Instagram via its PR account on Twitter. However, there is no timeline yet regarding the resumption of the services.
Here is the official post
We're aware that some of you are having issues accessing your Instagram account. We're looking into it and apologize for the inconvenience. #instagramdown— Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) October 31, 2022