#InstagramDown: Photo-sharing app shows error to some users, starts working after an hour of outage
Instagram acknowledged the outage on microblogging site Twitter.
Instagram acknowledged the outage on microblogging site Twitter. "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We're working quickly to fix the issue," a tweet from Instagram's official handle read.
We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We're working quickly to fix the issue. #instagramdown— Instagram (@instagram) 1560465718000
Some users reported that they were not able to access Instagram at all, some reported that the platform was not loading feeds, while others could not make any searches. At times, Instagram's website simply displayed a "5xx server error" message.
Me after opening instagram and seeing "Couldnt refresh feed" #instagramdown https://t.co/waHv6Zwxuu— Jared ogden (@Jaredogden19) 1560465655000
Me coming online and seeing #instagramdown is trending for the 200th time this month. https://t.co/n0lGkkzmKn— Cameron (@dwleftthechat) 1560466178000
Twitter always got your back when Instagram is down. #instagramdown— Shahil Singh (@KingShady77) 1560466129000
With users taking to other social media platforms to complain about the outage, hashtag #instagramdown started trending on Twitter soon after the photo-sharing service went down.
Users first reported the outage at around 2:30 am, according to Downdetector.com, a site that monitors social media sites for user-reported outage claims. The site registered more than 50,000 outage reports for Instagram within just a few minutes on Friday, Variety reported.
Instagram quite often faces outages due to a wide variety of reasons. Facebook's photo-sharing service reportedly suffered at least two other major outages in this month.