Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB): What Has Happened to Instagram?


Instagram, a photo-sharing app and service owned by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), is down due to some technical issues.

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Many users around the world are unable to use the web and mobile app.

“Logging into Instagram.com brings up either a server error or takes a long time to load. Instagram has confirmed the outage but has not clarified what caused the downtime,” according to a report from The Verge.

On Twitter, Instagram has confirmed that it is aware of the outage and is working to fix it. However, the company did not clarify what caused the downtime.

“The outage appears to have started around 1:30 PM ET,” according to the report.


Instagram is a popular video sharing app. It lets users upload and share photos or videos with the world. The service offers users various filters for their images. The app allows users to connect their Instagram account to other social media profiles so they share photos or videos to those profiles as well.

Instagram is a popular app among celebrities. Many celebrities are active users of the service. It allows them to share photos and videos with fans.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) acquired Instagram in April 2012 for about $1 billion in cash and stock. Instagram has 400 million daily active users.

Instagram offers businesses tool to promote their products and services to millions of users. The service is estimated to have one million advertisers.

Shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) were trading up 1.10% in the afternoon trading session.

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