INSTAGRAM has stopped working in parts of the US and Europe leaving legions of fed up users unable to load their posts or stories.
Instead of running as normal, the photo app showed an error page reading “couldn’t refresh feed” and would do nothing else.
2 The issue has been reported globally, across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand
Attempting to load profiles also brought up a Facebook-branded error message. “Sorry, something went wrong,” it read, “we’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”
Instagram’s own live outage map shows the issue has been reported globally, across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
By 11.40pm, 57,000 people around the world had reported issues with the site.
Thousands of gamers also claimed they were unable to access the PlayStation Network on Thursday night.
Many PSN users saw the error ‘WS-37403-7’ when trying to use their games system.
The outage peaked around 8pm with the number of gamers experiencing issues rising.
Users have since flodded Twitter, with the #instagramdown hashtag.
And many were quick make it clear they were not happy about the latest outage.
Peasss tweeted: “Not again….this seems to be happening a lot these days. Get it sorted!!!”
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Trafon added: “This is like the third time this has happened in two months with the site I swear, lol.”
Caylavato wrote: “Fix this, my mom yelled at me because she thought i blocked her.”
Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp experienced a nearly day-long outage in some areas in March that Facebook said resulted from a “server configuration change.”