Getting the Instagram We’re Sorry Something Went Wrong and ‘Couldn’t Refresh Feed’ error messages when trying to check the timeline? The always spinning wheel fails to load the latest posts & Reels and asks you to try again? This is caused by an ongoing Instagram downtime!
Instagram Down Worldwide
The problem plays for both iOS and Android devices, as well as the web interface accessed from Mac and Windows!
Update: After almost 7 hours of downtime Instagram and the other Facebook apps seem to have returned back online! Can you confirm this at your end too? Use the comments section please!
Facebook confirmed the Instagram downtime on Twitter:
Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them. Bear with us, we’re on it! #instagramdown
— Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) October 4, 2021
How To Fix Instagram We’re Sorry Something Went Wrong
Unfortunately, there is nothing that you can do to refresh the timeline, load Reels and other IG posts. Patience is a virtue in this case. We can only wait until Facebook sorts is servers, or DNS issues and gets its apps back online.
Force closing Instagram, restarting iPhone and even offloading and re-installing the app won’t help because this issue is not occurring locally on your iPhone or Android smartphone!
Instagram Downtime Status
Do mention your device and country, because Facebook’s apps might start working in various places around the globe as the servers restart until we get a worldwide uptime again.
Related: Are Instagram Stories and Reels muted on iPhone? This is an iOS 15 bug that can be solved with the tips provided here!