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TechnologyInstagram outage affected its homepage and mobile app

05:26  14 june  2019
05:26  14 june  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Instagram outage affected users accessing its website and mobile app . Visitors who tried accessing the Instagram homepage were greeted by an error message: "Sorry, something went wrong."

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Instagram outage affected its homepage and mobile app© Getty instagram app logo

Instagram, the photo and video sharing social media platform owned by Facebook, experienced an outage Thursday affecting users in multiple countries. Visitors who tried accessing the Instagram homepage were greeted by an error message: "Sorry, something went wrong." The desktop site has since been restored.

CBS News tried accessing the Instagram app on the East Coast earlier Thursday, and the app rendered an error that read "couldn't refresh feed."

The company used Twitter around 6:40 p.m. ET to say it was aware of an issue affecting users' accounts and were working to remedy the issue. After 8 p.m. ET, the company again tweeted to say "we are now fully recovered."

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Instagram is an online photo-sharing and social networking service that lets users take pictures, apply filters to them and share those pictures in several ways, including through social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Instagram is available as an application for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

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Down Detector, a website that tracks global outages across social media platforms and websites, showed an apparent outage on the West and East coasts, which started around 5:30 p.m. ET. The site also showed outages in other spots across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Instagram outage affected its homepage and mobile app© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. A look at a heat map showing an apparent Instagram outage as of 6:30 p.m. ET on Thu., June 13, 2019, according to Down Detector.

CNET has reached out to Instagram for comment and any additional details about cause of the outage. It doesn't appear any other Facebook-related services were impacted Thursday.

Massive power outage hits Argentina, Uruguay: power companies

Massive power outage hits Argentina, Uruguay: power companies A massive outage blacked out Argentina and Uruguay Sunday, leaving both South American countries without electricity, power companies said. Uruguay's system went down at 7:06 am (1006 GMT), according to the Uruguayan power company UTE, which attributed the outage to "a fault in the Argentine network." Two Argentine power companies confirmed the failure knocked out electricity throughout Argentina, without specifying the cause. "A massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left all Argentina and Uruguay without power," Edesur Argentina said on Twitter.

Users reported issues with Instagram and Facebook Sunday morning. The mobile apps wouldn’t load for many users beginning in the early hours of the morning, prompting thousands to take to Twitter to complain about the outage . #facebookdown and #instagramdown are both trending on Twitter at

Facebook's suite of apps , including Instagram , WhatsApp, and the big blue app , all experienced outages Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook experienced technical issues on An outage map on Downdetector appeared to show that the issues primarily affected Facebook

Earlier, an outage also hit the PlayStation Network, preventing users from accessing their accounts. The company acknowledged the snafu and thanked users "for your patience" while it investigated.

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