Instagram back after global outage

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San Francisco, Oct 3 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo sharing platform Instagram on Wednesday suffered a global outage as the application and website both were hit by unknown issues for over one billion users.

According to the Down Detector portal, there was a huge spike in complaints on Wednesday afternoon.

The users were greeted with empty profiles and a message that the app “cannot refresh feed”.

Users took to Twitter to complain about the outage. The micro-blogging site was flooded with memes and jokes when the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform went down.

A Twitter user who goes by the name of @FarziCricketer tweeted: “Instagram down.. Insta celebs must be feeling nameless for now.”

Another @De9011 tweeted: “#instagramdown. Instagram people: Where we should go !! Twitter !! Facebook !!?”

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Almost half of the outage reports were related to Instagram’s News Feed not working properly while an additional 30 per cent users complained about log-in issues, according to The Sun.

18 per cent of users complained that the website was not loading correctly.

Founded in 2010, Instagram was bought by Facebook for $1 billion in 2012.

–IANS

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