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Instagram will notify users about failures and technical problems in the work of the social network

Social network Instagram, owned by Facebook, announced the start of testing the function of notifying users about crashes and technical problems that arise on the platform. The announcement came just days after two major disruptions to Instagram and the company’s other services. Testing will take place in the United States and will last for several months.

Image: Dado Ruvic / Reuters

Image: Dado Ruvic / Reuters

As a reminder, on October 4, there was a global failure in the work of Facebook services, which was caused by an error in the configuration of backbone routers. A mistake made it impossible for 3.5 billion users to interact with social networks Facebook and Instagram, as well as the WhatsApp messenger for six hours. Earlier this week, another massive glitch caused Instagram to be unavailable, as evidenced by data from the Downdetector platform, which tracks the availability of various online resources.

At the same time, the social media giant is still trying to convince users of the safety of the Instagram platform for teens. Earlier, former employee of the company Frances Haugen (Frances Haugen) said that the developer is aware of the harm that Instagram is doing to the psyche of teenagers, but he is doing nothing to fix the situation. Hagen also accused Facebook of prioritizing the company’s profitability over the wellbeing of its users. Amid the scandalous revelations of the former employee, Facebook announced several new features that will help teens avoid inappropriate content on the platform, as well as encourage them to take breaks from interacting with the social network.

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Robbie Elmers

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