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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.
Me while Instagram Stopped working due to Server Issue : pic.twitter.com/cw6e1gUhyV— bas.kar.pagle (@bas_kar_pagle) October 3, 2018
Okay... Mission aboard. I repeat mission aboard. Everyone who was on their way to the Facebook and Instagram headquarters to take down ZUCC for #instagramdown... You can go home. App is back. put the guns down and go get some pizza. We did good guys. We got them pic.twitter.com/8DJJKeLar2— 𝓡𝓸𝓷𝓷𝓲𝓮 🐕 (@lovelyjeromemp4) October 3, 2018
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)