Instagram back up and running after near hour-long outage

UPDATE at 6:15 PM | INSTAGRAM is back up and running following a near hour-long global outage.

The popular photo-sharing social media site came back online just after 6pm AEST.

It comes after an outage left users unable to access their photos or profiles for almost an hour.


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FIRST at 5:55 PM | INSTAGRAM has reportedly stopped working worldwide, leaving its more than one billion users unable to access their photos or profiles.

The outage was reported just after 5:15pm AEST and is affecting both the website and social media app.

Mobile phone users are being greeted with a message that the app “cannot refresh feed”, while those trying to access the website Instagram.com are being served a “5xx Server Error”.

Website-outage tracker DownDetector.com registered a spike in complaints just after 5pm AEST.

(Source: downdetector.com)

Roughly half of the reports were related to the News Feed not working properly, while an additional 30 percent were related to log-in issues.

Instagram is yet to comment on the outage which is being experienced right across the globe, including in Australia, Japan, China, the USA, United Kingdom, and France.

(Source: downdetector.com)

Other social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, have lit up with comments from annoyed Instagram users venting their frustration after being unable to access their profiles.

The popular photo-sharing platform was still down at 6:00pm AEST.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

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