Instagram adding an ‘outage alert’ feature to its mobile app

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Instagram has started examine a new feature that tell you “if something goes wrong on Instagram”. However, right now this test is only tested in U.S. and could go on for the next few months. Instagram might roll out the experiment more widely “if it gets success”. Earlier, it bring out the “Limit Comments And DM Requests” With Limits Feature and 60 Seconds Long Reels in India.

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Because of this, if next time Instagram experience issue, you will receive the information in your Activity Feed with details about the technical issue. Moreover, you’ll also get the notifications once the issue has been fix. However, Instagram warns that it won’t be sending a notification each time there is an outage. Notifications will be sent to users only when it thinks if they could help make things clearer for its users.

Instagram is also uprise a new tool call Account Status, a “one-stop shop to see what’s happening with your account and content distribution”. To begin with, users will only be able to know whether their account is at risk of being disable from the Account Status page.

In the up-coming months, Insta plans to add more information to the tool. Including how their content is distribute and recommend across the platform. Furthermore, users will also be able to submit an appeal from the Account Status page by hitting “Request a Review. More details about these new features will be share over time.

Instagram, along with Facebook’s best Android apps, was down for nearly seven hours on Monday, October 4. Facebook blamed the outage on faulty “configuration changes” to the routers coordinating network traffic between its various data centers. Insta and other Facebook services experienced another, albeit smaller, outage on October 8.

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