Millions of Instagram users were left frustrated on Thursday when attempts to access the Facebook-owned app yielded errors.
Is Instagram down? – Here’s the latest update
Swisher Post News made a number of attempts to refresh the Instagram desktop page but this error kept popping up:
The mobile application seems to be down too. While users can see the last-loaded feed and Instagram Stories, new platform does not load new posts.
According to DownDetector, an online platform that tracks social media platforms’ load times, at least 47% of the app’s users are experiencing issues.
Even the platform’s blog that would, under normal circumstances, have updates on the app’s technical ongoings, is not accessible.
At this time, Instagram has not issued a statement in response to questions on the cause of the outage.
Here are some of the reactions we picked out online: