Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service which is owned by Facebook Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS. A version for Android devices was released a year and half later, in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited website interface in November 2012, and apps for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 in April 2016 and October 2016 respectively.

Instagram is a very popular platform to share photos and videos among almost every community in the world. But the latest update of IG has been so annoying to people. It has been disappearing numbers of followers from the users’ accounts. Instagram stopped working properly for many users, with visitors to the site seeing a strange Facebook error message.

For some, the drop was pretty negligible, having lost a dozen or so followers overnight. But for others, particularly bigger accounts with millions of followers, the loss was significant — at least one person complained of losing almost 500,000 followers overnight. Not only the typical people, but also the celebrities have lost their followers overnight. For instance Kylie Jenner lost roughly 2.5 million followers, Katy Perry lost 900,000 and even Barack Obama lost 450,000.

However Instagram has tweeted, “We’re aware of an issue that is causing a change in account follower numbers for some people right now. We’re working to resolve this as quickly as possible.”I

But still, they have not revealed a timeline for how long it will take for them to fix the problem, with the latest update on the subject coming 12 hours ago. It’s unclear if tonight’s changes to Instagram are meant to be happening or if it is something that is down to an internal error.


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