INSTAGRAM has stopped working for users around the world in a mysterious mass-outage.
Thousands of Instagrammers have complained that the app isn't loading properly.
Reports of an outage began flooding in at around 3pm UK time.
The majority of complaints are related to the News Feed not loading.
But a large number of users are also warning of log-in issues.
Users in both the UK and US are complaining that the app isn't working.
However the outage isn't universal – some users are still able to log on and browse Instagram.
Forlorn Instagram users flocked to Twitter to bemoan the outage.
One wrote: "Don't worry, your mobile is working properly. Instagram crashed."
Another said: "Instagram down? I legit downloaded and deleted two times."
And one joked about the app's billionaire owner: "Zuckerberg up to his games again, Instagram is down."
Instagram – the key facts
Here’s what you need to know…
- Instagram is a social network for sharing photos and videos
- It was created back in October 2010 as an iPhone-exclusive app
- A separate version for Android devices was released 18 months later
- The app rose to popularity thanks to its filters system, which lets you quickly edit your photos with cool effects
- When it first launched, users could only post square 1:1 ratio images, but that rule was changed in 2015
- In 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for $1billion in cash and stock
- In 2018, some analysts believe the app is worth closer to $100billion
- In October 2015, Instagram confirmed that more than 40billion photos had been uploaded to the app
- And in 2018, Instagram revealed that more than a billion people were using the app every month
We've asked Instagram for comment and will update this story with any response.
More to come…
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