Instagram's down and everyone's flocked to Twitter

It's the place to be to see if it's just you.

Lori Grunin Senior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
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Lori Grunin

At around 3 p.m. ET, photo-deprived Instagrammers headed to Twitter to see if it was just them. Nope, Instagram was down for everyone. About an hour and a half later, it was back up for everyone.

You can see the party with the #instagramdown hashtag.

Facebook , which owns the photo-sharing site, said in an email statement and posted on Instagram's Twitter feed, "We're aware that some users are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We're working quickly to fix the issue and should be 100 percent up shortly." 

Update, 3:48 p.m. ET: Added statements from Facebook and Instagram.

Update, 4:43 p.m. ET: Added the news that it was up and running as usual.

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