Everyone’s Instagram Accounts are Getting Deleted – Here’s Why
Did your Instagram account get suspended? Millions worldwide recently became worried about the same issue. Don’t worry because the platform explained the issue.
It turns out that Instagram is experiencing an outage. The platform confirmed the news stating:
“We’re aware that some of you are having issues accessing your Instagram accounts. We’re looking into it and apologize for the inconvenience.”
IG users report dropping followers and other issues.
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
DownDetector, a website that monitors site outages, says thousands of users had Instagram account issues. It started showing reports at 9:00 AM Monday in the United States.
That is 9:00 PM Monday in the Philippines. In response, irritated users shared screenshots of the suspension notices. Others voiced their concerns on Twitter.
Their accounts said, “We suspended your account on 31 October 2022.” People received 30 days to dispute the decision despite not violating the Community Guidelines.
Aside from suspensions, IG users saw their follower counts dip. For example, football player Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to have lost three million followers at around 10:15 AM ET.
The official Instagram Comms page on Twitter released the statement above regarding the issue. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri replied to this message by saying, “We’re working on this.”
Other things to do while your Instagram account is down
Instagram accounts may still have errors by the time you read this article. What should you do now? You could focus on your other social media accounts.
For example, you could check your Twitter account now that Elon Musk owns the platform. If you have a verified account, you must subscribe to Twitter Blue soon.
He plans to increase the monthly subscription fee from $4.99 to $19.99. You will have 90 days to subscribe if he does pursue this change.
You will lose your Twitter account if you do not subscribe. If you are tired of your Instagram account, you may also try the BeReal app as a healthier alternative.
You may also try getting remote work. You spend a lot of time online, so you might as well earn money from it. Fortunately, there are many available options, even for college students.
It may also be ideal if you spend time outdoors. Perhaps you could go out and exercise. Jogging for a few minutes around your neighborhood can help you lose weight.
Account access and follower counts have been returning to normal as of 11:55 PM in the Philippines. Is your account still experiencing issues?
In that case, you may try the suggestions above. You may find a new social media app, a work-from-home role, or a fitness routine while waiting for Instagram accounts to work.
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