Instagram down: Users' timelines stop refreshing as app stops working

7 August 2019, 16:43 | Updated: 7 August 2019, 16:51

Instagram has stopped working
Instagram has stopped working. Picture: Getty
Alice Dear

By Alice Dear

Instagram users have been left questioning the social media platform as their timelines refuse to refresh.

Users of Instagram have been left unable to use the social media platform as apps stop working.

Reports the app had stopped working started around 4pm on Wednesday 7th August.

According to Down Detector, the main issues are with people’s news feeds, as well as viewing Instagram stories and people logging in.

One person commented that their feed and messages won’t update, even though they have notifications.

Instagram apps are failing across the world
Instagram apps are failing across the world. Picture: Getty

Other people are experiencing issues loading any content at all online.

One person shared a picture of their plan k Instagram story bar, commenting: “Hey

@instagram the feeds and stories of my followings aren't loading. I have a proper Internet connection. Still it is not working. Please fix this issue.”

This comes after there were problems reported with Instagram on the 6th and 5th August.

Instagram are yet to fix the issue.

More details to follow.