Instagram down - Users around the world report widespread outage

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Popular social media service Instagram is down, with hundreds of users across the world reporting widespread outage.


Instagram started experiencing issues at approximately 2:30PM, according to Down Detector. Since then, thousands of users have been unable to access the popular photo sharing app.

This follows the earlier outage of Sony's PlayStation Network, which is also still down.

Down Detector
Down Detector
Thousands of people across the world can't access the app.


It's being fixed

Instagram has since tweeted out a statement following the worldwide outage, saying that they're working swiftly to get it up and running again: "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We're working quickly to fix the issue."


Influencers aren't happy

Some celebrities and influencers rely on the app to make a living, so obviously the downtime has been met with some upset users.

Popular YouTuber Mario Selman was about to stream on Instagram Live when the outage occured. "lol instagram you just HAD to go down right when i wanna go live. it’s fine. IDC." he tweeted.

Another popular YouTuber Antonio Garza cracked a joke about the ban, finding light in the situation: "instagram likes to die and shut down every few weeks to remind us that we r trash and we need to get a life."

There's currently no word on when the app will be back up and running normally, but we'll keep you updated.

This article is currently being updated with more information.