Instagram down, briefly, around the world

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 03, 2018, 01.36 PM(IST)

File photo. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Facebook-owned photo-sharing social network Instagram briefly stopped working on Tuesday as users were not able to see pictures or profiles worldwide.

Its app and website both were inaccessible for about half an hour and the app displayed an error message saying "couldn't refresh feed", while its website did not load for users.

Naturally, as the Instagram went down hashtag "Instagramdown" started trending immediately with people flooding social media feeds with the memes and hilarious jokes.

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So far no official statement has been released on the matter by Facebook or Instagram.

DowDetector's live outage map showed that parts of North America, Europe, Australia, India, Singapore and other countries were facing issues with the service.

The global outage comes after Instagram announced on Monday that long-term insider Adam Mosseri will take over as the new head of the photo-sharing app, a week after its co-founders resigned.

The app has more than one billion active monthly users and has grown by adding features such as messaging and short videos.

(With inputs from news agencies)