Instagram working again after worldwide outage


Facebook Inc’s photo-sharing social network Instagram is working again for some users on Wednesday, after suffering a worldwide outage days after it installed a new head of the app.

According to a verification by Reuters, the mobile app and the website are back up and users could post pictures and videos on to their feed. Initially when it was down, the app displayed an error message saying “couldn’t refresh feed”, while its website did not load for users.

Users expressed their outrage via Twitter to complain about the outage, tweeting jokes and comments along with the #instagramdown hashtag.

Down Detector’s live outage map earlier showed that parts of North America, Europe, Australia, India, Singapore and other countries were facing issues with the service. No comment has been made by Facebook and Instagram yet.

The world-wide outage happened 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. Instagram has more than one billion active monthly users and has grown by adding features such as messaging and short videos.





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