SOME Instagram users are reporting that a bug is preventing them from seeing direct messages.
According to reports on social media, messages sent through the Instagram app are obscured by empty, black boxes.
It has apparently caused some people to be unable to read the messages that friends have sent them.
The issue was reported by US influencer and social media guru Matt Navarra on Wednesday, along with a screenshot of blocked messages.
He tweeted: “Instagram has a strange bug that causes messages to be blocked. did you have that?”
In response to the post, a number of people said they were also affected by the issue.
One wrote: “Yes I need to keep my phone in dark mode just so I can see the messages.”
However, others stated that they were unaware of the issue and that the app appeared to be working fine for them.
One Twitter user replied, “No, it’s working fine for me and my team.”
Another said: “No it’s the first time I’ve seen it.”
It’s not yet clear what’s causing the problem or how many people might be affected.
It is most likely the result of an unusual bug. If that’s the case, Instagram will likely fix the issue in a future update.
The Sun reached out to Instagram for comment.
This is followed by a global outage that took Instagram offline for hours on Wednesday.
This all comes after Instagram secretly changed its logo and added a new font.
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