Instagram Temporarily Crashes Worldwide

The social media app sent error messages, saying it couldn’t refresh, before the problem was ironed out shortly thereafter

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In case you’re wondering, no it wasn’t just your Instagram that went down. The social media app crashed worldwide Sunday afternoon, with the app sending error messages that it could not refresh its feed.

Meta spokesperson Dave Arnold acknowledged the outage, saying to The Verge, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

Meta has yet to reply to TheWrap’s request for comment on the crash, but the app is now back up and running.

According to the tracking site DownDetector, users began reporting the site’s crash around 3 p.m. PST, with nearly 200,000 people reporting the crash within a fifteen-minute period. Some accounts have resumed refreshing since then.

Users were quick to hop back onto their other social media account, Twitter, and discuss/complain/meme about the crash. #Instagramdown is the no. 1 trending topic on the site as of Sunday evening. Check out some of the reactions below.

Loree Seitz contributed to this story.