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Instagram is back after over an hour-long outage

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came back online after going down for over an hour early Friday morning. Users from all across the world reported that they could not access Facebook's photo-sharing service via its app and website.

acknowledged the outage on microblogging site "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their accounts. We're working quickly to fix the issue," a tweet from Instagram's official handle read.

Some users reported that they were not able to access Instagram at all, some reported that the platform was not loading feeds, while others could not make any searches. At times, Instagram's website simply displayed a "5xx server error" message.

With users taking to other platforms to complain about the outage, hashtag #instagramdown started trending on soon after the photo-sharing service went down.

Users first reported the outage at around 2:30 am, according to Downdetector.com, a site that monitors sites for user-reported outage claims. The site registered more than 50,000 outage reports for Instagram within just a few minutes on Friday, Variety reported.

Instagram quite often faces outages due to a wide variety of reasons. Facebook's photo-sharing service reportedly suffered at least two other major outages in this month.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 06:00 IST
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