Instagram Is Down: Facebook’s Photo Sharing Service Faces Another Major Outage

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Instagram faced another major outage Thursday afternoon, with users from around the world reporting that they weren't able to access Facebook's photo sharing service via its app and website.

Facebook didn't immediately respond to questions about the cause of the outage, but Instagram acknowledged the outage with a post on Twitter:

We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We're working quickly to fix the issue. #instagramdown

- Instagram (@instagram) June 13, 2019

Some users reported that they couldn't access Instagram at all, while others just couldn't do any searches, or access other parts of the service. At times, Instagram's website simply displayed a "5xx server error" message.

Many Instagram users voiced their frustration on Twitter, where #instagramdown quickly became the #1 trending topic worldwide.

Users firs t report ed the outage at around 2:30pm PT, according to Downdetector.com, a site that monitors social media sites for user-reported outage claims. The site registered more than 50,000 outa ge report s for Instagram within just a few minutes Thursday.

Major internet services like Instagram regularly face some outages for a wide variety of reasons, but Facebook's photo sharing service seems to be on a bit of an unlucky streak lately: The service reportedly suffered at least two other major outages since the beginning of the month.


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