Update: Facebook appears to have fixed the issue for now
Not always do the most popular and widely used services face issues like crashing, but currently, Instagram had been crashing on Android. The reports had been coming in from the morning of 5 June.
According to a Reddit post from 5 June, Instagram is crashing for a bunch of Google Pixel users. The app just fails to start, and shuts down. The problem seems to have affected a wide range of devices, from the Google pixel 2 to the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
Many people have taken to Twitter to report the issue and have found that they are not alone.
— Y u D i (@yudianto27) June 5, 2018
Some people even came up with solutions
For INSTAGRAM CRASH fix: From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings > Apps. Tap App Manager. Locate then tap Instagram. Tap Storage. Tap CLEAR CACHE. Tap Cached data. Tap CLEAR. — Keelay RPM (@YoungSmoke514) June 5, 2018
According to DownDetector, a website that tracks the reports of apps that crash world over, said there were as many as 5,545 reports of Instagram crashing.
The website’s region tracker and user comments show affected users in North America, Europe, Russia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kenya, and Singapore.
In future though, if your mobile app is crashing, and you can't switch from Android, one way to use Instagram could be using the mobile website. It has an option to upload photographs, and you'll be more than just browsing.