Instagram Stories Glitch: Bars Appear Over Photos in App Story, News Feed

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The Instagram app logo is displayed on an iPhone on August 3, 2016, in London. Carl Court/Getty Images

Instagram users noticed a glitch in the app Thursday that made lines appear across their photos in stories and on their newsfeeds as well.

The lines weren't appearing on every single post but they were showing up on enough of them for users to find it annoying while scrolling their feeds or watching the stories.

Users were reporting problems to the website Down Detector and there were hundreds of reports around 3 p.m. EST about the problems.

Users were sharing photos of the glitch to Twitter.

Insta what are you doing? Why are those lines in people their posts and stories? Fix it! @instagram pic.twitter.com/NmIFG18Fh5

— A N K E 🐝 stream I miss myself (@woahfovvs) December 6, 2018

Other users were going to Twitter just to see if they were the only ones experiencing the glitch and problems with the app.

Once again goes to @Twitter to find out why there are weird lines on everyone’s @instagram stories and posts 🤔 #Instagram

— Charlotte Silverstein (@charsilverstein) December 6, 2018

is anyone else getting weird lines on instagram posts and stories? not every one, but enough to be annoying

— future islands stan (@loserprincess) December 6, 2018

By 4:20 p.m. EST users were still reporting that the horizontal lines were appearing on their photos.

Is anyone else getting weird horizontal lines on different Instagram feed pictures or stories??

— Michael Madison (@michaelmadison_) December 6, 2018

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.