Then on Wednesday, Instagram went down again for a shorter period of time, with users citing the same issues of the app not opening or freezing after it does open.
In June, there was a globalfor an hour.
Instagram didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Originally published July 16 at 11:40 a.m. PT.
Update 11: 52 a.m. PT: Adds more details about the outage.
Update July 18: Adds information on Instagram's status.