Photo sharing site Instagram experienced a period of downtime over the weekend that manifested itself by the app being in a perpetual period of loading the feed, but to no avail. Somewhat predictably, users vented their cynicism and ire on other social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, the latter of course being the owner of Instagram.
A lot of the jokes revolved around not being able to see what everyone was eating, or what the sky looks like, however others offered tongue in cheek suggestions for what might be causing the issue:
Instagram eventually tweeted to acknowledge the problem, identifying it as a feed delivery issue that they were working on fixing. Everything seems to be back to normal, and the outage was indeed a temporary glitch.
However, Saturday’s downtime is yet another example of what can happen when you aren’t the one in possession of your content – the other party can drop the ball and you can’t access it. This isn’t a problem if you back up your content to your own personal data store, and here at SocialSafe we’re immensely proud of the standard of our Instagram backup service.
Not only can you download all your Instagram images, but all of the comments, tags, likes and followers/following are also backed up to your library, which allows you to search across your images and people. What is more, our Instagram Insights give you the chance to examine the popularity of your images, see which filters you use the most, and see which filters perform the best with your followers:
To download your Instagrams (and also backup a number of other social network accounts), get SocialSafe for free and start backing up your memories to a place you own and control.