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Instagram down – Users around the world report widespread outage

Published: 13/Jun/2019 22:30 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 23:53

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Popular social media service Instagram is down, with hundreds of users across the world reporting widespread outage.

Instagram started experiencing issues at approximately 2:30PM, according to Down Detector. Since then, thousands of users have been unable to access the popular photo sharing app.

This follows the earlier outage of Sony’s PlayStation Network, which is also still down.

Down DetectorThousands of people across the world can’t access the app.

It’s being fixed

Instagram has since tweeted out a statement following the worldwide outage, saying that they’re working swiftly to get it up and running again: “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We’re working quickly to fix the issue.”

Influencers aren’t happy

Some celebrities and influencers rely on the app to make a living, so obviously the downtime has been met with some upset users.

Popular YouTuber Mario Selman was about to stream on Instagram Live when the outage occured. “lol instagram you just HAD to go down right when i wanna go live. it’s fine. IDC.” he tweeted.

Another popular YouTuber Antonio Garza cracked a joke about the ban, finding light in the situation: “instagram likes to die and shut down every few weeks to remind us that we r trash and we need to get a life.”

There’s currently no word on when the app will be back up and running normally, but we’ll keep you updated.

This article is currently being updated with more information.

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How to use special fonts on Twitter

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:08 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 23:10

by Charlotte Colombo

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With 330 monthly active users and 145 million users daily, Twitter is one of the most popular social media apps out there. Whether you’re a casual user, business or even the US President, nobody can resist the allure of sharing snapshots of our thoughts within 260 characters.

There are many ways to show your personality through your Twitter account. Whether it be through a funny bio, pinned Tweet, interesting profile/cover photo or unique Twitter name, there are plenty of ways that you can make your Twitter account feel more like you.

However, one limitation that a lot of Twitter users note is the lack of fonts available. A lot of users find themselves stuck with Helvetica Neue, or even Arial if they’re really lucky.

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The easiest way to get custom fonts on Twitter is through third party websites.

While there is no quick fix within the app to use special fonts on Twitter, it is possible to use special fonts through the use of third-party websites or apps.

What websites are best for using special fonts on Twitter?

As with any third-party website, you should always be careful that the website you’re visiting is safe and isn’t full of malware and other potential risks to your device. Be wary of websites with a lot of pop-ups and redirects.

No third-party website is completely risk-free, but here are some of the most popular ones used by Twitter users to get access to special fonts:

  • LingoJam
  • FontsforTwitter
  • Fontvilla

How to use special fonts on Twitter

While individual third-party font websites vary slightly from one another, they all essentially work the same.

However, for this tutorial, we will specifically focus on LingoJam.

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A lot of these third party websites, like LingoJam, can be used on smartphones as well as desktops.
  1. Type the text you want to snazz up into LingoJam’s Fancy Text Generator, specifically in the box on the left-hand side that says ‘normal text goes here’.
  2. On the right hand side of the screen, you should see a box that displays your Tweet in a variety of different fonts. Scroll through this box to find the font you like the best.
  3. Highlight your Tweet in it’s chosen font, and then either click Ctrl/Command + C or simply right-click the text and select ‘copy’.
  4. Open Twitter and log into your account.
  5. Paste the text wherever you want to put it: this can be in your Bio – which you can access by clicking on the ‘Profile’ icon on the left-hand side, clicking the ‘Edit Profile’ button, and then pasting the text into the box that says ‘Bio’ before pressing the ‘Save’ button – or as a Tweet, wherein you can simply paste the text into the ‘What’s happening?’ box on Twitter before pressing the ‘Tweet’ button.

So, there you have it. Now you can give your Tweets that extra edge and be the envy of all your friends!