Mass worldwide outage forces users to seek refuge on Twitter — Instagram down

Daniel Fowler
June 16, 2019

"We would all be forced to meet up and speak to each other in real life, to be present with our families, to work out, to go outside, to read, to make art, music. eurghhh, nevermind".

Instagram, the Facebook-owned social media platform went down for nearly one hour, and now the service is back online and working as expected.

The majority of issues seem to be around refreshing the feed, though some users are also experiencing login issues.

The Instagram social network has faced a major outage across the globe, the Downdetector website has shown, Trend reports citing Sputnik.

The company detected network issues in the United States, Europe and South America.

Shortly afterwards, Instagram finally acknowledged the problem.

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"We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts".

Users who tried to access the Facebook-owned photo sharing platform on Friday morning were met with messages which said "server error" or "couldn't refresh feed".

Just after midnight, users reported the site was working again.

The outage marks the second service issue to have hit Instagram in just the past few days.

As with every Instagram crash, thousands of people have taken to other social media sites to share their reactions.

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