Instagram not working? A large number of users are blocked from accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Instagram said it was working on a problem which left a seemingly large number of users locked out of their accounts on Monday morning.

Some users reported seeing a message that they were locked out, but were still able to scroll through their feeds. Others posting on Twitter said they were completely turned off. Some have reported that their follower count has dropped, possibly because those accounts have been locked.

The number of people complaining about their accounts being locked out started to rise around 8:30am Eastern.

It is not clear if the problem is internal or if the social media site has been hacked. An email to the company, which is owned by Facebook parent Meta, was not immediately returned.

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