Instagram BACK online after a one-hour global outage

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Instagram is BACK online after a one-hour global outage that hit just a week after the platform last crashed

  • Instagram was experiencing problems worldwide – a week after a separate outage
  • Users reported issues with news feed, account login and website
  • The outage will surface around 3 p.m. ET and affect the US and other countries
  • Reports from DownDetector show that the problems were resolved around 4:30 PM

Instagram was offline worldwide for more than an hour on Friday – just a week after the app, along with Facebook and WhatsApp, suffered an outage.

The social media app crashed around 3 p.m. ET, with many users reporting issues with their news feed and problems logging into accounts.

The outage hit a number of major US, including New York, Seattle, and San Francisco, along with others around the world, such as the UK, China, and Australia.

Thousands of users shared their annoyance with Instagram on Twitter right after it went off the air, but the issues seem to have cleared up around 4:30 p.m. ET.

Instagram has gone down globally – just a week after the app, along with Facebook and WhatsApp, faced outages. The social media app crashed around 3 p.m. ET with many users reporting issues with their news feed and problems logging in to accounts

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, left thousands of users around the world frustrated on Friday, especially as many Americans are winding down from a long workweek.

However, after being hit by an outage last week, many users say they are not surprised that the platform is experiencing issues.

But when users don’t have access to one social media site, they flock to another to tell the world about it – and Twitter is usually the destination of choice.

Some shared photos from their Instagram app, one of which only showed a blank page.

The social media app crashed around 3 p.m. ET, with many users reporting issues with their news feed and problems logging into accounts.  But some users were not surprised because the app was unavailable last Friday

The social media app crashed around 3 p.m. ET, with many users reporting issues with their news feed and problems logging into accounts.  But some users were not surprised because the app was unavailable last Friday

The social media app crashed around 3 p.m. ET, with many users reporting issues with their news feed and problems logging into accounts. But some users were not surprised because the app was unavailable last Friday

Some shared photos from their Instagram app, one of which only showed a blank page

Some shared photos from their Instagram app, one of which only showed a blank page

Some shared photos from their Instagram app, one of which only showed a blank page

‘Omg, this just happened to me half an hour ago,’ Twitter user Perry wrote with a tweet attached with an image showing his Instagram account as nothing more than a black screen.

DownDetector, a site that monitors online outages, found that 72 percent of problem reports cited news feed issues, 15 percent log in, and 12 percent say the website was down.

One user was so frustrated with the Instagram outage that they tweeted 'Mark ru there', as if to shout out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  Just a week ago on March 19, all three of Zuckerberg's pride and joy went under.

One user was so frustrated with the Instagram outage that they tweeted 'Mark ru there', like a call to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  Just a week ago on March 19, all three of Zuckerberg's pride and joy went under.

One user was so frustrated with the Instagram outage that they tweeted ‘Mark ru there’, as if to shout out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Just a week ago on March 19, all three of Zuckerberg’s pride and joy went under.

DownDetector, a site that monitors online outages, found that 72 percent of problem reports cited news feed issues, 15 percent log in, and 12 percent say the website was down

DownDetector, a site that monitors online outages, found that 72 percent of problem reports cited news feed issues, 15 percent log in, and 12 percent say the website was down

DownDetector, a site that monitors online outages, found that 72 percent of problem reports cited news feed issues, 15 percent log in, and 12 percent say the website was down

One user was so frustrated with the Instagram outage that they tweeted ‘Mark ru there’, as if to shout out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Just a week ago on March 19, all three of Zuckerberg’s pride and joy went under.

Users visiting Instagram online were presented with a simple error message saying ‘5xx Server Error’, with no other information provided.

Some Facebook users were able to log into the app, although 63 percent of the reports on DownDetector.com suggested it had been a ‘total blackout’.

The triple outage lasted about an hour, but Instagram and Facebook addressed the recent crash.

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