Instagram down: App temporarily crashes for users across the globe

Instagram down: App temporarily crashes for users across the globe
Photo-sharing application Instagram has suffered temporary global outages with many of its users reporting that they are unable to refresh the feed.

The social media giant had been experiencing issues since 3:16am EDT, according to Down Detector web service. A live outage map showed that problems with the app had been detected in Europe, Australia, Japan, North America, India, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Worried app users expressed their distress under the post about Instagram’s outage on Down Detector. “Instagram you need to get it together I have memes to post,” one person joked.“Looks like they have a major hack or server issues,” another person wrote.

Those who attempted to access the site via desktop were greeted with the message: “5xx Server Error.” The app on the mobile phone tells users that it “could not refresh feed.”

The application is now functioning again, nearly an hour after the outages were reported. The company hasn’t released any statement on the reason for the problem.

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