Instagram down: Facebook-owned app suffers worldwide outages
me running to twitter to see if instagram down for everybody else too pic.twitter.com/8TOXbW7oUD— lux (@luxaanthony) May 16, 2017
Me rushing to Twitter to see if Instagram was down and being mad relieved it wasn't my WiFi pic.twitter.com/5ApZNWzp5o— IG: MarceloWaves (@WaveyMarcelo) May 16, 2017
Users from across the globe, including many parts of Europe and the US, reported outages on Downdetector.com, which provides a real-time overview of outages online. The site first reported that Instagram began having issues from around 1.09pm EDT.
Access to the site was restored a short time later, however. Instagram has not commented on the outage.
Earlier on Tuesday, Instagram launched a new selfie filter similar to Snapchat’s, which allows users to add augmented reality filters to enhance their photos.
Coming up in 5 MINUTES! Our co-founders Kevin & Mike go LIVE on Instagram to showcase the new face filters 🐨👑🤓 https://t.co/0ZMkk1ACV4— Instagram (@instagram) May 16, 2017
In 2012, Instagram was bought by social media giant Facebook in a deal worth approximately $1 billion. The company remained a separate entity from its parent company and has since become the world’s most popular photo-sharing app, with an estimated 700 million monthly users.