Instagram back up after partial outage

Reuters

Posted at Jan 29 2019 11:52 AM | Updated as of Jan 29 2019 12:29 PM

FILE PHOTO: The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. Thomas White, Reuters

Facebook Inc's photo-sharing social network Instagram said on Monday the service was fully functional after an issue that caused an outage for some users was resolved.

Instagram did not specify the number of people or the regions affected.

Users took to Twitter to complain about the outage, tweeting jokes and comments along with the #instagramdown hashtag.

"Hi five! If you come to twitter and checking if the Instagram is down," @kneelonyeahtea tweeted.

DownDetector.com, a website which monitors outages, showed that there were over 32,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Instagram at its peak but that figure quickly dropped to about 500 reports.

Instagram had started having issues at 7:21 p.m. on Monday, according to the web site.