If you’ve noticed that Instagram isn’t working properly this afternoon, it’s not just you. Several users have taken to Twitter to complain that the popular image-sharing service is down, and a few of us here at iDB have confirmed the outage.

While parts of the app are still working for some folks, it seems that the Explore tab isn’t loading for most users, and many are having issues getting their personal feeds to load. We’re also seeing ‘503 Service Unavailable’ in the News tab.

instagram down

In a comment on Twitter, the company said “Instagram is experiencing some technical issues. We’re aware and working on a fix.” There’s no word yet, though, on how widespread the issues are, or when everything will be back up and running.

Formed in 2010, Instagram was purchased by Facebook in April of 2012 for roughly $1 billion. The social network currently hosts more than 200 million monthly users, who have shared more than 20 billion photos over the last 4 years.

We’ll update this post when the status has changed. Is Instagram working for you?

Update: it appears that the issues have been resolved and Instagram is up and running again.

  • A’s Network

    Well this sucks

  • Warmachine69

    My instagram don’t work first I had error “5XX” then I got error “500 Internal server error nginx”

  • Muhammad !

    It’s working now ! Hahahahaha

    • Muhammad !

      Follow me guys. @MDMtheKid

      • Muhammad !

        It stopped working again lmao

      • William Melendez

        Me too , Willo0 , lol

  • Ian Leon

    maybe their hosting service hyperlapsed

    • I see what you did there…this guy…

  • I don’t want to live anymore. What has this world come to.

    • I take that as “what’s so special about instagram”…misinterpreted?

      • Take it as “chill out, it’ll be back up soon, go out and do something fun before the summer is over”

  • Sean O’Hara

    Maybe they forgot to pay their bills..

  • Jason Baroni

    This is the curse of their old icon.

  • regkilla

    I bet all the Instagram posers are losing their minds right now.

    • Jason Baroni

      I hope they suicide. Each one at a time.

  • Alberto Espinal

    Since Facebook bought it, forget about it

  • Works perfectly for me and my friends. I did receive the error a few days ago, but simply force quitting the app and re-launching solved this issue for me.

  • Lance Baker

    Does it drive anyone else crazy that the iock still hasn’t been updated? I actually use the app less because of it.

  • Jonathan

    Tomorrow’s headlines:
    Multiple countries starve to death in waiting to be able to upload photos of their food to Instagram. Facebook sued $927 billion in total

  • Donovan

    Well, as this is an instagram post anyway, I have a quick question. Recently, instagram started to vibrate on every notification. They used to be silent, how can I make them silent again? (Sounds are checked OFF)

  • Decio Arruda

    Facebook servers./.. jkd

  • Still not working in Pakistan…

  • Malan Raja

    no! how will people know what im eating now?!