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This article was published on November 1, 2016

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

Instagram is down for many users [Update: It’s back!]
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Instagram is currently down for many users. Down Detector showed a strong spike in outage reports starting at approximates 1:04 PM ET, and indeed the company itself sent out a reassuring tweet.

https://twitter.com/instagram/status/793503799738499072

The company just rolled out an update that introduced a shopping feature – we wouldn’t be surprised if the outage is related.

Not all users are affected – it’s all fine and dandy for us here at TNW, but still widespread enough for the company to acknowledge the outage.

We’ll add to this post as we find out more – refresh for updates.

Update 2:45 PM ET: Service now seems to be restored for everyone.

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