After two outages in the social media giant’s services, Facebook-owned Instagram said that it is working on a feature to notify issues or outages to users of technical issues and/or outages directly on the app.
The Instagram blog post says that the testing feature will run in the United States and will go on for a few months. On October 4th, a six-hour-long outage prevented the company’s 3.5 billion users from accessing its messaging services and social media which includes Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp.
Earlier, on Monday, a lot of users faced problems with Instagram. The Downdetector reports say that the company is also planning to roll out a feature to notify issues or outages.
On Twitter, Instagram has been the centre of jokes and memes after the outages. Also, it is grappling with former employee turned whistleblower Frances Haugen’s accusation that the company repeatedly prioritized profit over clamping down on misinformation and hate speech.
Who is Haughen?
Haugen provided the documents that were underpinned by a Wall Street Journal investigation and a Senate hearing on Instagram’s harm to teen girls. Also, he has agreed to meet with Facebook’s oversight board in the coming weeks to brief them about what she learned while working at the company.