Instagram Went Down And Everyone Freaked Out

Crisis averted.

Instagram had another major outage, with users from around the world reporting they couldn't access Facebook's photo-sharing service through its app and website.

Some users reported no access at all, while others just couldn't do any searches or reach other parts of the service.

Instagram Outage
Worldwide outage areas. Photo:, a site that monitors social media sites for user-reported outage claims, registered more than 50,000 outage reports for Instagram within just a few minutes on Friday Australian time.

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Australian outage areas. Photo:

The outage apparently was first reported at around 2.30pm Pacific Time Thursday, or about 7.30am AEST Friday.

Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Instagram users were quick to rush over to Twitter to work out what's happening with the Instagram situation. While Instagram assured customers they are working to fix the problem, some people are were freaking out.

Others were quick to note that Instagram has been experiencing a high volume of outages recently.