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Instagram is testing a feature that will notify users if there is an outage or an issue within the app



Instagram, owned by Facebook Inc., announced on Monday that it is testing a feature that will notify users of outages or technical issues directly on the photo-sharing app, just days after two outages disrupted the services of the social media giant.


Instagram announced in a blog post that the trial will take place in the United States and will last for a few months.


One of the company's social media and messaging services, such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, were unavailable for six hours on October 4, preventing the company's 3.5 billion users from accessing the services.


According to user reports on the web monitoring group Downdetector, many Instagram users were experiencing difficulties earlier on Monday morning.


In addition, the company intends to roll out a feature that will make it easier for people to determine whether or not their account is at risk of being suspended or terminated.


Following the outages, the social media giant has been the subject of numerous memes and jokes on Twitter. It is also dealing with allegations made by former employee turned whistleblower Frances Haugen that the company prioritized profits over the suppression of hate speech and misinformation.


She has agreed to meet with Facebook's oversight board in the coming weeks to give them an update on what she learned while working for the company. Haugen provided the documents that were the basis for a Wall Street Journal investigation and a Senate hearing on Instagram's harm to teen girls.

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