'I don't know what to do': Instagram users in meltdown after app 'stops working'

'I don't know what to do': Instagram users in meltdown after app 'stops working'

Instagram has once again struggled through major technical issues and social media addicted users were left wondering what to do with their time.

Users around the world reported having troubles with the popular photo sharing app on Friday.

Down Detector, an online service that monitors network outages, registered a big spike in complaints shortly after 7am this morning.

The company detected network issues in the United States, Europe and South America. Australian users also reported having technical problems within the app.

The issue lasted for about three hours.

Naturally, everyone turned to other social media platforms like Twitter to share in the pain of the difficult time.

Yahoo News Australia has contacted Instagram for comment.

The company, which is owned by Facebook, acknowledged the problem at 8:40am, saying it was working to fix the problem as users were locked out of the app.

Given the wide scale of the outage, it suggests the issue was with Instagram’s servers or the underlying infrastructure that allows users to gain access to the company’s network.

At about 10am, the problem appeared to be resolved.

“Earlier today a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We are now fully recovered and apologise for the inconvenience," an Instagram spokesperson said.

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