Instagram users were upset that Stories wasn’t working in the first major outage of the year

A lot of users are claiming that their Instagram Stories are down today and the app not working on the first major outage in 2023.

The issues affect people all over the world, including in the US and UK, and users are experiencing all sorts of different issues.

Some are reporting that stories are not loading or updating, while others say that the feature is not showing up and has disappeared completely.

Many have also noticed that their stories aren’t getting as many views as usual, and some can’t see the new photos they just uploaded.

Read on to find out what’s going on and explore some potential fixes…

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Users claim that Instagram stories are broken

The glitches started on Wednesday (February 8) and continue through Thursday (February 9), with many not being able to use the Stories feature at all.

Lots of users have taken to Twitter to complain about the bug with one person writing: “Are Instagram stories down??? Or is it just me? Just saw that six people viewed it. I can’t be that uninteresting.”

My Instagram stories are not working and keep disappearing. He said another while a third person added: “Is it just me or are Instagram Stories not showing everything you add to them?”

Twitter also seems to be down at the same time, causing chaos as netizens can’t use two of the biggest social media platforms.

Why aren’t your Instagram stories working?

Currently, Instagram has not addressed the issues but your Instagram stories not working due to an error in the app.

Bugs are technical glitches in the system that cause certain aspects of the platform to not work properly, and they are really common.

These crashes happen in all apps from time to time, including Twitter and Facebook, and they have nothing to do with your device.

It is simply a bug in the Instagram server and the bugs can affect all kinds of things from sending to DMs to uploading photos.

In this case, the bug caused Stories to stop, but Instagram will actually fix it and the app will be back to normal in no time.

If you’re feeling impatient, find a few things that can fix your app in the meantime below.

Five possible fixes

There are no guarantees, but doing one of the following can fix the bug…

Try closing your application. On an iPhone, do this by swiping up on your homepage.

Logging out of the app and back in again may fix your Instagram.

Try to delete your app and download it again.

Head to the App Store and download any new Instagram updates.

Sometimes all you have to do is turn your phone off and on again.

In other news, the Instagram story not showing up isn’t the only problem with the app today

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