Instagram down for thousands of users globally

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Meta Platform’s Instagram was down for thousands of users globally on Wednesday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.

More than 46 000 users reported issues with accessing the photo-sharing platform in the United States at the peak of the outage, according to Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources including user-submitted errors on its platform.

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

Meta did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.