Instagram users report issues viewing stories, uploading posts, and sending direct messages

As the holiday weekend approached, Instagram users panicked as the service was inaccessible or malfunctioning for thousands of users in the US.

The website DownDetector.com reports an increase in problems around 12:30 pm Pacific time. Users faced several issues, including being unable to access the service or view stories, upload posts, or send direct messages.

Parent company Meta was investigating and promised an update by 5 pm Pacific time. Until now, your Facebook service seemed to be working normally.

Instagram faced several outages earlier this year.