Instagram image-sharing app went offline for thousands of users around the world on Thursday night, with many users complaining that they can’t open the application and upload and view posts on the platform.
According to the global disruption tracker Down Detector, Instagram was down for thousands of users in various parts of the world on Thursday. Several users reported that the app crashed and even after restarting the app, it kept crashing. Several users also said they were unable to post images on the platform.
Just when people started having trouble accessing Instagram, they rushed to their second-favorite social media platform Twitter to spam the microblogging site with hundreds of hilarious memes.
With Instagram down, Twitter users resorted to doing what they do best during a social media crisis: setting up a meme fest. Desi Twitter was one step ahead, using screenshots of cult classic Phir Hera Pheri while creating hilarious memes about the Instagram outage.
Here are some of the funniest memes about the global Instagram outage:
— nitishchandrapatel (@nitishchandra09) September 22, 2022
Meanwhile, Instagram acknowledged the issues users were facing and urged them to hold on, saying the social media platform will be up and running soon. With an official statement, the image sharing platform said they are working on fixing the bug.
In its statement, Instagram said: “We are aware that some people are having problems accessing Instagram. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience and hang in there!”
When the Instagram outage reports surfaced, several users reported that the app crashed and even after restarting the app, it kept crashing. Several users also said they were unable to post images on the platform.
READ | Instagram down for thousands around the world, users report app crash; company says ‘hold on’