"Instagram down outage" was a trending topic on Twitter and Google. And rightly so.
With Instagram now becoming an integral part of our lives, even a minute of an outage can cascade into mass apprehension.
This time the photo-sharing app was out and about for an hour. And the outage was reported across the world, primarily in parts of North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and South America.
(Courtesy: Digital Trends)
On the app, users got "couldn’t refresh feed". And when accessed on desktop, users got "sorry, something went wrong"message.
Ironically, Instagram acknowledged this disruption on rival Twitter through a tweet that said…
"We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We're working quickly to fix the issue. #instagramdown"
As for the reason for the latest Instagram down outage, nothing else is known except for that it was a "technical issue".
Even in April, Instagram went down, along with sister services Facebook and Whatsapp. They were down for several hours because of, of course, "technical issues".
(Courtesy: Daily Express)
Besides, even if they make the issue public and more definite, there's a good chance that the majority of us won't understand it any way. So, why do we care why Instagram was down.
As long as it comes back, the rest doesn’t matter, does it?