Instagram down for the second time in a week, Facebook issued a statement and apologized
Instagram Down again: Social media app Instagram went down for the second time in a week. Due to the service down, the users had to face a lot of problems. It was affected for about an hour after 12 o’clock late in the night. During this, users were able to send messages through it but their feed was not updating.
After Instagram was down, the hashtag also went on Twitter. Twitter users were seen posting memes. However, after some time it started running normally again, after which the users heaved a sigh of relief. At the same time, the company had also expressed regret for Instagram being down. It issued a statement saying that we are very sorry and are working as soon as possible to fix it. Also said that we know that some of you may be having some problem using it right now.
Instagram Down again; Had trouble accessing the reels
According to Down Detector, a total of 28,702 crashes were reported on 9 October 2021 at 12:12 pm. Apart from WhatsApp, social media platforms Facebook and Instagram were suddenly down on Monday night. Millions of users around the world had a lot of trouble due to their downing. WhatsApp users were neither able to send nor receive messages. Similarly, users were seeing only old content on Facebook. Due to this problem, it users were also having trouble accessing the story and reels. However, after about 6 hours of hard work, all these social media platforms started working again.
Cybercrime experts and researchers from around the world tried to find out the real reason for such global outages. According to a cybercrime reporter named Brian Krebs, the reason for the downing of these platforms is a glitch in the BGP ie Border Gateway Protocol. Internet is able to work properly only due to BGP. Internet is a network of many networks and the job of BGP is to connect these networks together.