The downtime occured worldwide and included the Instagram.com website, API calls and the platform itself. Downdetector registered over 15.000 down outrages from users all over the world:
Every downside (pun intended) has its upside, and as always, Twitter was there for the rescue.
Yes, we’ve been there.
*turns off wifi*
*turns on data*
*turns phone off and on*
*uninstall and install instagram*
*goes on twitter*
*Phewww it’s not just me*#instagramdown
— Adam Fraser (@AdamFraserrUK) October 3, 2018
Taking it a bit too far.
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) October 3, 2018
There’s Instagram-people, and Twitter-people.
— itsteagss (@itsteagss) October 3, 2018
At least we have a story for our children now.
— Salman Rizvi (@AliSalmanRiz) October 3, 2018
Instagram has not yet given insights in what caused the outrage.