Instagram down in worldwide outage

Instagram Is Down: Facebook’s Photo Sharing Service Faces Another Major Outage

Instagram Is Down: Facebook’s Photo Sharing Service Faces Another Major Outage

Unhappy users also complained of repetitive outages across Instagram.

The website downdetector.co.uk showed a map of the worst-affected areas, including the United Kingdom and much of the US.

Instagram looks to be back online after an outage hit the social media platform for over an hour on Thursday afternoon.

Instagram has since tweeted out a statement following the worldwide outage, saying that they're working swiftly to get it up and running again: "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We are now fully recovered and apologize for the inconvenience".

There has been no indication as to what caused the outage or when it would be resolved. Visitors who tried accessing the Instagram homepage were greeted by an error message: "Sorry, something went wrong".

"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". The site also showed outages in other spots across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company acknowledged the snafu and thanked users "for your patience" while it investigated.

PlayStation did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment on the outage.