Instagram messages down: Users report issues with sending and disappearing messages

Instagram down reports have been surging in today with users saying they’re having trouble with their messages. Independent outage monitor Down Detector has recorded a spike in Instagram down reports which began around 4pm UK time. The Instagram down reports began coming in around the same time that Down Detector also registered problems with Messenger.

On social media Instagram users have been talking about the problems they’ve been facing, saying they’re having issues with sending and disappearing messages.

On Twitter one Instagram user posted: “Are anyone else’s #instagram messages sending and then disappearing?”

While another wrote: “@instagram So why are my messages disappearing and I can’t see people’s messages??”

One added: “@instagram My messages keeps disappearing”.

And another tweeted: “My insta messages are keep on disappearing pls help @instagram”. has contacted Instagram about the reported issues users are facing and whether a fix is in the works.

At the time of writing, the official Instagram Comms Twitter account hasn’t commented on the reported issues users are facing.

The latest reported issues with the app come after Instagram users just last week experienced issues with the photo sharing app.

During that outage Instagram users had issues accessing the camera for the app.

With that outage Down Detector registered a steady stream of reports of Instagram down for over 24 hours.

More to follow…