Instagram goes down [update: crisis averted]
Instagram’s app and web site had been struck by a brief service outage at this time. At round 11:06am, customers within the US, Europe, India and elsewhere started a downpour of “Is Instagram down?”. Instagram confirmed the downtime with the assertion on Twitter:
[Update: However, Instagram soon deleted that tweet as it managed to get its app and site back online quickly at around 10:35am PT]
The outage got here at an inopportune time as simply this morning Instagram unveiled its new shoppable picture tags that allow individuals study extra about merchandise they might purchase with out leaving the app. Although the announcement of the product check didn’t trigger the outage, it might shake the religion of entrepreneurs that the app is a dependable place to speculate their efforts. However because the outage was so temporary, the one ones actually shook by it had been essentially the most loyal and intense customers.