Instagram Users Losing Thousands of Followers, Company Responds

Users on the photo sharing platform have complained about losing followers this week.

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Users on the photo sharing platform have been losing followers and nobody knows why. 

Facebook-owned Instagram has finally responded to user’s claims that their follower numbers have reduced in the past 24 hours. The company has said that the issue has been observed at its end, and they are working on a fix for it, as quickly as possible.

The photo sharing app caters to billions of users across the globe, and most of them have reported to have lost over thousands of followers and nobody knows the reason behind it.

The platform is facing backlash from its users, who’ve been tweeting their frustration over this issue throughout the day.

Though there is still a lot of ambiguity around why users are losing followers but it could be that Instagram is looking to get rid of bot accounts on its platform which is causing this problem.

And if these numbers aren’t concerning enough for you, then you’ve got the Kensington Palace's official Instagram handle, the official Instagram account of Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Prince William, which lost a staggering 150,000 followers overnight.

Instagram users aren’t the only ones complaining about losing something on their social media accounts.

Twitter users have said their Likes and Retweets have been fluctuating over the past 24 hours and the micro-blogging site on Wednesday said it is working to resolve the problem that has been causing the 'Like' and 'Retweet' counts to fluctuate continuously.

Twitter has also been in the spotlight for reportedly being bias towards right-wing commentary, which has prompted Parliamentary Committe in the country to intervene and make sure that free speech and visibility is part of its strategy.

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