Instagram is down [Update: It’s back!]

Instagram is down [Update: It’s back!]

At the height of #TBT (Throw Back Thursday), Instagram is down. The mobile app photo feeds are not refreshing and the desktop site is throwing a “500 Internal Server Error.”

The company tweeted the following:

F**k it, we'll do it live!

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We’ll keep refrshing the site and app until everything returns back to normal and we can once again post photos of ourselves as children. Plus, there’s a good chance meals all over the world will get cold as users keep trying to upload photos of their food to the service only to be met with an error.

Update: It’s back!


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