If you’ve tried to login to your Instagram account over the last few hours and have been unable to get your newsfeed working, don’t panic, because you’re not the only one! Since around 12 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday afternoon, the photo-sharing app Instagram is down worldwide, and the internet is literally freaking out.

In a true case of “you don’t know how much you’ll miss it until it’s gone,” Instagram users across Canada have been left confused and frustrated today, as social media app Instagram has been inaccessible globally. With the first outages being reported as early as 12 p.m. EDT, Insta-fans took to Twitter almost immediately to complain about the outages.

According to a live outage map on online outage tracker Down Detector, the Instagram outage affected Instagram users across the globe, in Canada, the United States, the U.K. and across Europe. From 12 p.m. onwards, the outage monitor also recorded nearly 1,400 reports every minute from desperate users trying to access the service.

While we’ll have to take a break from everybody’s perfect poached eggs and pumpkin spiced lattes, Twitter has all the #Instagramdown reactions, and they’re almost as good!

Taking to Twitter to share their frustration, one Instagram-lover wrote, “#Instagramdown is happening way too many times."

Another shared a similar message, adding, “Instagram has had as many breakdowns this year as me."

A third joked, “I don't even blame Instagram for breaking down anymore. 2019 has been a tough year for everyone."

While many took to Twitter to share their comments on the Instagram outage, other social media users took the opportunity to use memes and GIFs to share how they were feeling.

This isn’t the first time that Instagram has been down in recent months. Over the summer there were two significant occasions when the app went down, causing mayhem on other social media services.

In June, both Facebook and Instagram went down together, causing exactly the kind of chaos you’d imagine on Twitter. Less than a month later, Instagram failed for a second time, causing many users to publicly drag the photo-sharing app on Twitter.

Instagram is yet to make any official comment on Wednesday afternoon's outage. 

While some users are still reporting faulty service on the app, outage tracker Down Detector suggests that most Canadian users were up-and-running again by 2 p.m.


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