SOCIAL media network Instagram ‘went down’ today (May 10) leaving selfie-lovers without a platform to post their favourite shots.
The network crashed at around 2pm GMT, sparking over 15,000 tweets using the now trending ‘hashtag’ “#InstagramDown”.
One user joked that after the world-wide outage hipsters were no longer able to eat; another added that “the world is ending”.
I talked to my wife for a while…..she is really a nice person pic.twitter.com/go1khfjDNb
— The Invisible Man (@invisibleman_17) May 10, 2018
Jake Humphrey, TV sports presenter, said: “With Instagram down I took the opportunity to say hi to my kids.”
The 39-year-old added: “They’ve grown a lot.”
Users were originally unsure if it was just them with issues, quickly heading to Twitter to find out.
— Phillip Hancock (@IPhilImportant) May 10, 2018
With a quick search of ‘Instagram down’, a string of tweets, over 15,000 using the #InstagramDown will appear – warning, there’s a lot of memes.
One person tweeted: “Ah sh*t, people are going to have to eat their lunch without taking a photo of it first. Pray for them. #instagramdown”
Another said: “fix instagram asap bc I need to stalk my crush, thank you #instagramdown”
when your instagram isn’t working so you search "instagram down" on twitter to see if you’re not the only one #instagramdown 😰
— 𝕜𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕖 (@benzo_blackburn) May 10, 2018
The ‘hashtag’ quickly became a trending topic, topping the 2018 World Cup, with 15,900 tweets sent since the outage.
The reason for the downtime has not yet been confirmed, the Entertainment Gazette has approached Instagram for a comment.