If you’re having trouble accessing and sharing photos on Instagram, it is not just you but everyone. The Facebook-owned image sharing platform, Instagram is down right now. DownForEveryone service confirms that the outage is worldwide. Incidentally, Facebook is down as well. Also Read - Mi 11 Lite first impressions: That light-weight, gorgeous thing!Also Read - PS5 restock June 2021: How to pre-order PlayStation 5, PS5 Digital Edition in India
At this point, it is not known what has triggered this issue, though it isn’t the first time Instagram service has gone down. Last year, in June the service went down for almost two hours. Also Read - Windows 11 will improve multi-monitor workflow; here's how
Late last year, Instagram announced that it had passed the 300 million active monthly user threshold, surpassing the microblogging service Twitter. The photo-sharing network was bought by Facebook in 2012 for a whopping sum of $1 billion. The number was impressive for another reason, the service had removed all the bot and fake accounts.
Incidentally, Facebook is down as well. The companies are yet to acknowledge the outages and offer an explanation for the downtime. Users on both the Web and mobile apps are reporting issues.
Instagram has acknowledged an outage. “We’re aware of an outage affecting Instagram and are working on a fix. Thank you for your patience,” the company tweeted.
We’re aware of an outage affecting Instagram and are working on a fix. Thank you for your patience.
Instagram (@instagram) January 27, 2015
Here’s how people are reacting to the ongoing outage.
Now that Facebook & Instagram are down, I'm going to finally put my #LinkedIn page to good use. Posting food pics & drunken photos NOW!
— Jake Adelstein/ (@jakeadelstein) January 27, 2015
— Saeed Ahmed (@saeed_ahmed) January 27, 2015
Facebook, Instagram and Tinder are down. Twitter, let us go, we will finally be free.
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) January 27, 2015
@facebook, hold me, tell me it's going to be all right.
— Max Toomey (@MaxToomey) January 27, 2015
— King Podge (@kingpodge) January 27, 2015