Popular social media platform Instagram
was down several times early on Tuesday (Monday in the US) due to an outage, causing frustrations among its users. Users took to Twitter, using the #instagramdown
hashtag, to report the outage.
According to user posts on Twitter
and media reports, the service was down over multiple periods starting 4 pm Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT) on Monday. Indian Standard Time, or IST, is 13.5 hours ahead of GMT.
also confirmed the outage on micro blogging site Twitter.
“We're aware of an issue that caused the app to be down for some users this afternoon. We know this is frustrating, and our team is working quickly to fix it. We'll update you here once it's fully resolved,” the Facebook-owned company said in a tweet.