Instagram back online after hours of global outages


Instagram was restored online after experiencing global outages, the social media company said on Monday.

Down Detector, a website that tracks outages, reported 56,628 reports at around 11pm (2200 GMT) on Sunday.

The Down Detector location map showed the outages spread across the UK with reports of outages coming from the U.S. and Australia as well.

Instagram said at 1.19 am on Monday that the issue which had caused the outage had been resolved.

The photo and video networking service appeared to be online again before 1a.m.

According to Down Detector, 92 per cent of the outages were on the app, 6 per cent via the website and 2 per cent on the login.

However, users could not refresh their feed or post during the outages.

Instagram on March 9 had experienced an outage where thousands of users reported similar issues. (dpa/NAN)

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