Published: 2022-10-31 20:25
Last Updated: 2023-06-07 09:33
Monday, thousands of Instagram users reported receiving messages that said their accounts have been suspended, locked or deleted for no apparent reason.
The social media platform issued a statement on Twitter saying they have been made aware of the issue and are currently looking into it before apologizing to their users for the inconvenience.
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
According to the tracking website Downdetector, thousands of users around the world were affected by the mysterious bug.
"We suspended your account on 31 October 2022," the alert users received read.
Anyone else got their IG suspended for no reason and cant log back in? #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/ysR5HKREhp— hi (@_DindaDellia) October 31, 2022
Many took to Twitter to poke fun at what has been happening.
One user likened himself to a clown as he posted a picture of one alongside the caption "Me trying to recover my Instagram account."
Me trying to recover my Instagram account #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/3cOPNCBX2w— sparsh kanak (@kanak_sparsh) October 31, 2022
Another user wrote, "me on my way to twitter after instagram randomly decides to suspend my account," next to a meme from SpongeBob SquarePants.
me on my way to twitter after instagram randomly decides to suspend my account pic.twitter.com/g1Sa6GReVu— mia. (@voilamia) October 31, 2022
One person, whose account was unaffected, jokingly taunted other users by writing, "How I'm watching y'all panic over Instagram when my Instagram is fine."
How I'm watching y'all panic over Instagram when my Instagram is fine#instagramdown pic.twitter.com/Cic7Lg7ODN— Kival (@KivalK5201) October 31, 2022