Instagram Users Report Widespread Disruption

Many Instagram users woke up Monday to an alarming notification

That their accounts had been suspended for violating community guidelines 

Users sought answers on Twitter and other platforms 

Instagram confirmed the outage. “We’re looking into it and apologize for the inconvenience,” the company said 

they were notified that their accounts had been suspended rather than just being unable to access them. 

Users who received the notification were given the option to appeal the decision within 30 days. 

“If we can’t confirm your account, it will be permanently disabled,” the notice said. 

The website, which users can report outages to, showed that reports of an issue started around 9 a.m. Eastern. 

Instagram representatives did not immediately respond to further questions.