Instagram faces global outage as #InstagramDown trends on Twitter


Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram faced global outage during the early hours of Friday across the globe. The page was showing ‘5xx Server Error.’ The outage started around 3.30 am India time forcing Twitterati to trend #InstagramDown.


However, before showing ‘5xx Server Error,’ Instagram was showing error message ‘Sorry, something went wrong’ while attempting to load the page. The message also read, “we’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”

Initially the outage affected the desktop users before mobile users too began to face similar outage.

Within minutes Twitterati were seen posting thousands of tweets leading to hashtag #InstagramDown trend on the microblogging site. More than one lakh tweets were posted using the hashtag within 30 minutes of the outage affecting millions of users worldwide. Here are some of their reactions:


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