Instagram users are finding themselves unable to login to the app after an apparent error.

They are instead shown a message and told they are unable to get into the account.

"Oops, an error occurred," reads one of the messages.

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Another is more confusing, and shows "error" in large text alongside the words "challenge_required".

There appears to be no obvious fix for the problem.

But it appears to only be affecting a limited number of users. Many people appear to be able to get on the app as normal, even after logging out.

Over summer, Instagram suffered a major outage that also took down Facebook and WhatsApp.

The latest issue appears to be relatively minor, affecting only a limited number of users and only when they attempt to login.

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