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Instagram bug performs vanishing act on some users’ accounts

Users complain their accounts have been deleted, but the photo-sharing app says it's just a bug that has locked their accounts.


Instagram is working to resolve a bug that is locking down some users' accounts.

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If you are feeling like Rob Kardashian because you can't get into your Instagram account, you aren't alone.

Several users of the photo-sharing app have taken to social media in the past 24 hours to complain about not being able to log in to their accounts. An Instagram tweet this morning was swarmed by angry users accusing the service of deleting or disabling their accounts without warning or reason.

But rest assured, Instagram says, the accounts are still intact. It blamed a bug for the dustup.

"We are aware of a bug that is causing some users to be logged out of their accounts," an Instagram spokesperson said. "We're working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible."

Kardashian, of course, isn't so lucky. Instagram deleted the reality TV personality's account Wednesday after he allegedly posted intimate photos of his former fiancée.

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