Instagram is down: Service experiencing major outage

Instagram down

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

The website DownDetector.com showed a spike in reports of Instagram being unavailable in the afternoon, almost hitting 54,000 before diving back down. After 8 p.m. ET, the company again tweeted to say "we are now fully recovered".

Instagram went out of service early this morning, with users complaining that the mobile app would not refresh, while loading up the website on a browser resulted in a "Sorry, something went wrong" message along with Facebook's logo instead of an Instagram logo.

Along with complaints and animated gifs playing on the inconvenience, some offered words of wisdom.

Given the wide scale of the outage, it suggests the issue was with Instagram's servers or the underlying infrastructure that allows users to gain access to the company's network.

The majority of issues seem to be around refreshing the feed, though some users are also experiencing login issues. "We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can".

According to DownDetector.com, the outages were concentrated in northern Europe and Britain, as well as in several parts of the United States and Brazil.

Speaking to Gizmodo Australia a spokesperson for Instagram said, "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts".

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