Not just you!
Instagram started a glitch on Monday for thousands of users, this time related to the “Stories” feature on the app.
DownDetector reported that as of 1 p.m. Wednesday, hundreds of users were still reporting problems with the app.
Here’s what we know about this week’s issue.
What is an Instagram Stories glitch?
The glitch has been affecting Instagram users on iOS, forcing users to re-watch all of an account’s stories from the beginning before being able to view any new stories posted by the account.
For big brands and influencers who post dozens of Instagram Stories a day, this can be a hassle, as Stories can be the main driver of business and traffic for those accounts.
2018 Instagram Learning It was shown that 39% of respondents were more interested in a product or band after seeing it featured on Instagram Stories, and that 1 out of 5 stories posted by a business inspired viewers to engage with the business.
Not to mention, 2021 Research by Social Insider It has been found that posting up to five stories per day ensures follower retention rates of over 70%.
Why do Instagram stories keep repeating?
Instagram Stories appears to be repeating itself due to issues with earlier versions of the app on iOS.
Instagram users on Reddit and Twitter have discovered that updating Instagram to its latest version (version 239.1) will fix the problem.
Meta spokesperson confirmed edge The company was “aware that some people were having issues accessing Instagram Stories,” but didn’t elaborate further on what exactly caused the error.
entrepreneur Meta has been contacted for any further comment.
How to Update Instagram
To fix the glitch, iOS users should update their Instagram to the latest version of the app.
To do so, visit the App Store on an iPhone or iPad with Instagram installed.
From there, you can search for “Instagram” in the search bar. When the app appears, if you haven’t downloaded the latest version of the app, an “Update” button will appear on the screen.
Click the “Update” button to complete the app update.