Instagram down: Facebook-owned app suffers worldwide outages

Instagram down: Facebook-owned app suffers worldwide outages
Facebook-owned Instagram was hit with worldwide outages Tuesday, with social media users reporting that they were unable to access the photo-sharing app. Access to the photo sharing service has since been restored.

Users from across the globe, including many parts of Europe and the US, reported outages on, 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.

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.