Finally, Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp is up after 5 hours.
According to independant.co.uk. “WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have all gone down in a major outage.
The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – all completely stopped working shortly before 5 pm. Other products that are part of the same family of apps, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working.
Visitors to the Facebook website simply saw an error page or a message that their browser could not connect. The WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work but did not show new content, including any messages sent or received during the problems.”
Instagram has become one of the most popular micro-blogging websites. Almost every business, sport, and brand have a dedicated account. When Instagram was released, many people were excited to join and start using it as a business tool.
When Instagram was initially launched, it had only a few thousand users, but it has grown so quickly, many companies are now having their accounts. Many businesses have lost millions of dollars because they have not been able to sustain an active Instagram account.
Most Instagram users are uploading pictures daily. As you can imagine, this means that the demand for photos is always high. Instagram decided that if they started to offer more options for uploading photos, then users would start flocking to the site.
They thought they could benefit from using their bandwidth and storage space by offering unlimited photo uploads to anyone who wanted to join. But after their initial success, they have seen that many users do not want to upload large photos, but rather, they want to share smaller, easier to share images. So Instagram has had to make some changes so that it can better serve its users.
There is no doubt that Instagram is still a fantastic website, with millions of users. It is a fantastic platform to share your photos with your friends, family, and followers. The problem is that when Instagram started out, there were many people who wanted to use the site just to post their own pictures and not share any photos of others.
With the sudden rise in popularity, Instagram users started uploading random content and this caused the site to be inaccessible for a while.
The other reason why Instagram is down is that Facebook owns the website. With almost 80 million users and a daily active user count, it is very easy for Facebook to dominate the Instagram market. Facebook knows that if Instagram became popular it would have to be forced into competition with Facebook. However, at the time, Instagram was only available on mobile web pages, which meant that not many people would be able to experience it. So as competition grew, Instagram introduced a Facebook application that was more like an app, allowing the same features that Facebook has, but allowing people to take their Instagram pictures on the go.
Facebook’s competitor, in the form of third-party application developers, quickly took advantage of the situation and began developing tools and applications that allowed Instagram users to upload their photos directly to their websites. As Instagram began competing against more established websites such as Facebook, its popularity gradually slipped. Its original website was then removed from the internet.
Many people believe that Instagram may have been doomed because its business model is based on collecting user information for future marketing. But its recent popularity may have something to do with its interface, which is much simpler and easier to use than its competitors.
So, why is Instagram down today? According to one Instagram user “I’m not sure, I just don’t really use Instagram anymore. When I first found it, I had no idea how to upload a picture. I don’t think I’ve ever used a photo uploading website before that required me to copy and paste code from one website to another.
Also when you’re using an Instagram service, it’s very easy to browse the user interface to find your feeds and everything else”. This user believes that she will never again use an online photo-sharing website as her experience with Instagram has been less than positive.