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Instagram is DOWN: Worldwide outage leaves thousands unable to access the desktop site or app 

Instagram has gone for thousands of users across the world.

Issues appear to be plaguing the desktop site, which is showing an error message, along with news feed not loading in the app – and some are unable to log in to their accounts.

DownDetector, a website that monitors online outages, show reports of problems began around 5:00pm ET, but the cause or when it will be restored are unknown.

Outages are hitting users across North America, Europe, Asia and other parts of the globe.

Users flocked to Twitter to see if anyone else was experiencing issues, as some thought they had been banned from the social media site and others thought the ‘hate speech haven’ had been taken down. 

Instagram has gone for thousands of users across the world. Issues appear to be plaguing the desktop site, which is showing an error message, along with news feed not loading in the app – and some are unable to log in to their accounts. 

DownDetector shows a majority of the issue reports cite problems with the website, followed by news feed in the app and logging in to accounts. 

Major cities in the US appear to be shown ‘red’ on the Instagram outage map including New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas.

While across the Atlantic in the UK, London, Manchester and Belfast appear to be experiencing problems. 

Reports are also surfacing from Italy, Indonesia, Mexico and Australia.

DownDetector shows a majority of the issue reports cite problems with the website, followed by news feed in the app and logging in to accounts. Major cities in the US appear to be shown 'red' on the Instagram outage map including New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas

DownDetector shows a majority of the issue reports cite problems with the website, followed by news feed in the app and logging in to accounts. Major cities in the US appear to be shown 'red' on the Instagram outage map including New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas

DownDetector shows a majority of the issue reports cite problems with the website, followed by news feed in the app and logging in to accounts. Major cities in the US appear to be shown ‘red’ on the Instagram outage map including New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas

Users flocked to Twitter to see if anyone else was experiencing issues, as some thought they had been banned from the social media site and others thought the 'hate speech haven' had been taken down

Users flocked to Twitter to see if anyone else was experiencing issues, as some thought they had been banned from the social media site and others thought the 'hate speech haven' had been taken down

Users flocked to Twitter to see if anyone else was experiencing issues, as some thought they had been banned from the social media site and others thought the ‘hate speech haven’ had been taken down

Maggie Fitzerald joked that she was bored with #impeachmentday and is moving on to other news that Instagram is down. DownDetector show reports of problems began around 5:00pm ET, but the cause or when it will be restored are unknown

Maggie Fitzerald joked that she was bored with #impeachmentday and is moving on to other news that Instagram is down. DownDetector show reports of problems began around 5:00pm ET, but the cause or when it will be restored are unknown

Maggie Fitzerald joked that she was bored with #impeachmentday and is moving on to other news that Instagram is down. DownDetector show reports of problems began around 5:00pm ET, but the cause or when it will be restored are unknown

It also seems that users were surprised to see the desktop site and app are not working properly, as many flocked to Twitter to see if anyone else was experiencing issues – or if the may have been banned.

Maggie Fitzerald joked that she was bored with #impeachmentday and is moving on to other news that Instagram is down.

While TJ Scott seemed to be delighted at the sight of an error message where Instagram.com should be.

‘Looks like the hate speech have, Instagram has been taken down,’ Scott tweeted.

It also seems that users were surprised to see the desktop site and app are not working properly, as many flocked to Twitter to see if anyone else was experiencing issues

It also seems that users were surprised to see the desktop site and app are not working properly, as many flocked to Twitter to see if anyone else was experiencing issues

It also seems that users were surprised to see the desktop site and app are not working properly, as many flocked to Twitter to see if anyone else was experiencing issues

Many Instagram users were unsure if they were the only experiencing issues with the app, so they asked Twitter for help

Many Instagram users were unsure if they were the only experiencing issues with the app, so they asked Twitter for help

Many Instagram users were unsure if they were the only experiencing issues with the app, so they asked Twitter for help

Instagram has been experience frequent outages, as the last one hit in September that also impacted Facebook.

Issues surfaced around 1:30pm ET on September 17, which lasted for roughly three hours, and affected Instagram users in the US, Europe, South America and Canada.

Facebook’s issues were not as widespread, but plagued parts of California, mid-west states, southern Florida and the north east in the US.

In Europe, Facebook was glitching in parts of Portugal, the UK, Hungary, Sweden and The Netherlands.

Source: Daily Mail US

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