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Instagram crashing updates: Tens of thousands of users worldwide report app is down

THOUSANDS of Instagram users worldwide have reported issues with the app claiming they cannot access their accounts.

Instagram users began reporting a glitch on the app shortly after 12.40pm est on Thursday.

Thousands of Instagram users worldwide have reported issues with the appCredit: Getty Images - Getty

The social media giant has not commented on the outage; however, users in South America, Italy, Singapore, Ireland, Canada, Turkey and Japan have all reported issues.

According to Downdetector, over 24,000 users have claimed the app has "crashed".

One user complained on Twitter: "My app crashed every time i open it, no messages on it either. 5.45pm uk time. Im waiting for a reply to a fairly urg message."

"I cant even see my messages or get into the app with out it crashing," another user said.

A third person wrote: "Instagram crashing a lotttt."

"Yeah, it's getting crashed whenever I'm trying to open it. Everytime the same thing," shared another affected user.

"My app kept crashing and now I've been logged out of my account for some reason," a fifth user blasted.

The unknown outage seemed to have been resolved 20 mins after users first raised the issues.

In response to The U.S. Sun's request for comment, a Meta spokesperson confirmed the outage, saying: "Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Instagram.

"We resolved the issue as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

The last major outage was recorded last October when Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp went down for nearly six hours.

According to Meta, at the time, an update to Facebook's routers that coordinate network traffic went wrong, sending a wave of disruptions rippling through its systems.

As a result, all things Facebook were effectively shut down worldwide.