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Instagram Is Testing A New Feature That Notifies Users Of Outage Or Issues In App

Instagram announced on 11 October that it is testing a new feature that will notify users of outages or technical issues directly on the app. This news came after 2 outages disrupted by the social media giant's services.

However, just like most new updates, the test run will only be conducted in the U.S. and will go on for a couple of months. If you remember, there was a recent 6-hour long outage that prevented the company's 3.5 billion users from using its social media and messaging services. This included WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger.

According to user reports on a web monitoring group, Downdetector, the second outage happened on 11 October, where many users faced problems with Instagram. The new feature will make it easier for users to know whether their account is at risk of being disabled.

What else do you think Instagram should work on to improve on the app?


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