Instagram: The start of last week was certainly hectic, because just in the afternoon, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffered a historical drop of almost 6 hours of interruption in their services. And when their services go down, the typical thing comes that you cannot enter the app, or that you enter and the user interface opens but you cannot send something, upload something, etc.
Luckily we have websites like DownDetector, which inform us when an online service, platform or application has problems or is directly down. But his thing is that it was the apps that we consulted that did that. And it is exactly what Instagram is going to do.
Instagram will notify you if its service is down
As reported on its official blog, on Instagram they are testing a new function that will notify you in your activity feed when the IG service experiences an interruption or a technical problem, and of course also when it is resolved.
According to Instagram “we will not send a notification every time there is an interruption, but when we see that people are confused and looking for answers, we will determine if something like this could help clarify things.” This test will be carried out in the United States and will last for the next few months. And as is often the case with new features, depending on how successful you are, you may extend your test and end up arriving as a new feature at the app.