Published: Sun, June 16, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Instagram Stopped Working In US, Europe, And Canada For An Hour

Instagram Stopped Working In US, Europe, And Canada For An Hour

An Instagram outage on Thursday left users of the Facebook-owned social network flocking to Twitter to vent frustration.

Many have also complained that they can not post photos, send messages to other users or login. Its live outage map showed the issue was reported globally, across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Instagram logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018.

Visitors who tried accessing the Instagram homepage were greeted by an error message: "Sorry, something went wrong".

'Fix your app, ' one user replied to a tweet from Instagram's official account.

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Updated at 3:52 p.m. PT: adds Twitter post from Instagram.

Shortly afterwards, Instagram finally acknowledged the problem. Since then, thousands of users have been unable to access the popular photo sharing app.

Another user wrote: 'Would you just make that app work for at least a week at a time?

According to the website, Instagram has been facing issues since 18:33 GMT on Thursday.

The outage didn't seem to be affecting Instagram's parent company, Facebook, but it comes after a spate of outages over the past few months for the embattled social-networking giant.

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