Instagram Stories are busted and we’re not OK
Of course this had to happen on a Monday.
Instagram users are currently unable to upload new photos and videos to their Stories and we’re definitely not OK.
Instagram confirmed the issue in a tweet Monday, saying that a “bug” is “preventing some people from uploading to Instagram.”
We’re aware of a bug that may be preventing some people from uploading to Instagram. We’re working on a fix.
— Instagram (@instagram) May 1, 2017
The issue, which is cropping up for both iOS and Android users, appears to be primarily affecting uploads to Stories, though users are also having issues uploading videos to their main feed. Instagram didn’t elaborate on the source of the issue or when a fix would be in place, but the issue appears to have coincided with an app update also released Monday.
Meanwhile, Instagram users are — of course — not pleased with Instagram’s technical issues.
With Instagram stories down, looks like I’m headed back to Snapchat!
— Jordan Hart (@jordanhart) May 1, 2017
— Toby Nwabuogor (@Toby4WARD) May 1, 2017
Instagram won’t let me post my stories and we’re all suffering.
— Momma Duh (@msduh) May 1, 2017
Instagram stories is down. pic.twitter.com/J8vD3fdYoF
— Coti Howell (@CotiHowell) May 1, 2017
Are @instagram stories down? Haven’t been able to post all day
— Victor Lares (@vanderbiest_) May 1, 2017
RIP INSTAGRAM STORIES
— Orsola Scarano (@Queen_Orsy) May 1, 2017
That sucks!!! Took so many adorable kitty videos to post on Instagram stories and all of them keep saying upload fail. Wtf? 😡
— AdamGoesHam (@AdamGoesHam) May 1, 2017
Yoooo @instagram, what’s going on with the Insta stories?!? Nothing is getting posted & it keeps saying, upload failed & try again!
— James Padgè (@YourBoiFatz) May 1, 2017
Why won’t Instagram let me upload stories! 😭 anyone else having this issue? #thegirlgang
— Rebecca Tudor (@RebeccaLaura) May 1, 2017
The strong reaction is not surprising given the sheer dominance of Instagram Stories, which has 200 million monthly active users, according to the company.