Instagram, a major social media platform owned by Meta, updated users after issues relating to sudden account suspensions plagued the site today.

The popular image-based site took to social media to assure users, many of whom have had their accounts suspended, that the issues were being 'looked into'.

In a Tweet, the platform's comms department said: "We're aware that some of you are having issues accessing your Instagram account. We're looking into it and apologize for the inconvenience. #instagramdown."

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Earlier today, some users took to rival sites to express their horror after losing access to their accounts due to a suspected bug.

One user posted a screenshot of his account suspension notice accompanying a tweet reading: "Instagram seems to be crashing or my accounts have been disabled"