Losing Instagram followers today? Here's why

Instagram users report massive decline in followers

Instagram users report massive decline in followers

Eagle-eyed Insta users noticed that Ariana Grande lost close to 3 million followers, while Selena Gomez lost nearly 2 million.

It appears the issue is caused by some sort of glitch or bug.

Other users joked about the issue, some assuming Instagram was purposefully deleting inactive accounts. "We're working to resolve this as quickly as possible".

In a blog post, Instagram wrote: 'We've built machine learning tools to help identify accounts that use these services and remove the inauthentic activity.

Last November, Instagram announced it would take a huge step to eliminate inauthentic followers, likes and comments on its platform.

'Since the early days of Instagram, we have auto-detected and removed fake accounts to protect our community'.

Instagram users are confused after they reported losing hundreds and in some cases thousands of followers overnight.