Instagram is down. Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP.

Here’s why you’re losing Instagram followers by the minute

Instagram is down and thousands of users have had their accounts suspended which is why your number of followers has been dropping.


Instagram is down. Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP.

Thousands of Instagram users have noticed that their followers have dropped within minutes and this is likely to be because of Instagram suspending a number of accounts.


The social media platform has been having issues this afternoon (31 October). Users have been reporting that they are losing thousands of followers within minutes. 

The reason behind users losing followers is likely to be because the social media platform seems to have suspended many accounts. So, most people’s follower count has been dropping.

Instagrammers upset as social media platform is down. Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP.

Daily Mail reports that the reason for the outage is unclear. The social media platform is aware of the problem and said that they are working on it. 

“We’re aware that some of you are having issues accessing your Instagram account. We’re looking into it and apologise for the inconvenience,” read the tweet.

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Many Instagrammers took to Twitter to vent their frustrations about the platform being down. While others are wondering why their account has been suspended. Take a look…

“My Instagram account getting suspended for no reason,” wrote @wonhowon.

“Me omw to instagram headquarters after they disabled my account for absolutely no reason,” wrote @morganmibi21.

“When your Instagram Account is playing up but you come to Twitter and see that everyone else is having the same problem (suspended account),” wrote @mn_google.

“Ngl I am just happy to see that my instagram getting banned is not a personal problem but clearly an app glitch,” wrote @MRayyoung.

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