Instagram Testing a Way to Alert Users in Activity Feed When Outages, Issues Occur

The platform also debuted its Account Status tool


Instagram is testing a new feature that will alert users via notifications in their activity feed when the platform is experiencing outages or technical issues, and again when those problems are resolved.

While this feature wouldn’t be very useful in the event of a major outage such as the one that impacted Facebook’s entire network earlier this month, Instagram explained in a blog post, “Through conversations with our community and extensive research, we know how confusing it can be when temporary issues happen on Instagram.

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