Days after Facebook Inc installed a new head for photo-sharing social network Instagram, it faced a worldwide outage on Wednesday morning.
According to a check by Reuters, the mobile app and the website, which were temporarily down, are back up and users could post pictures and videos on to their feed.
DownDetector’s live outage map earlier showed that parts of North America, Europe, Australia, India, Singapore and other countries were facing issues with the service.
Earlier, Instagram displayed an error message saying “couldn’t refresh feed”, while its website did not load for users.
Facebook and Instagram were not immediately available to comment.
The global outage comes after Instagram announced on Monday that long-term insider Adam Mosseri will take over as the new head of the photo-sharing app, a week after its co-founders resigned.
The app has more than one billion active monthly users and has grown by adding features such as messaging and short videos.
Users bombarded Twitter to complain about the outage, tweeting jokes and comments along with the #instagramdown hashtag.
Check out some tweets here:
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) October 3, 2018
— darshanie (@baeu_taeful) October 3, 2018
— 🖤🌪 (@SheLoveDumar) October 3, 2018
— ColinM(WeLoveYouShaneDawson) (@Colin_Music1301) October 3, 2018
— jess (@sugarhoex) October 3, 2018
— Christina Rice (@Christi34858477) October 3, 2018
— William Adoasi (@WilliamAdoasi) October 3, 2018
Welcome to all the Instagram users being forced to be on twitter tonight.
We don’t care about what your food looks like here. #instagramdown
— andy lassner (@andylassner) October 3, 2018
— lost (@stfuanis) October 3, 2018
— Jordan Coombe (@Jordan_Coombe) October 3, 2018
— Melissa Konarides (@konaridesmel) October 3, 2018
When you find out Instagram is down.
— Cameron Grant (@coolcambackup) October 3, 2018
— Salman rizvi (@AliSalmanRiz) October 3, 2018
— Irana Keshvari (@IranaKeshvari) October 3, 2018
— Z👑 (@mkdm_z) October 3, 2018
— Salemtls (@TysonSpells) October 3, 2018
— joon (@jooniejoonjoon_) October 3, 2018
We got a Instagram down!
— Jumbo Kumao ジャンボくまお (@jumbokumao) October 3, 2018
— Central Valley Marketing Network (@CVMN209) October 3, 2018
— Victoria (@_victoriafit_) October 3, 2018
Where we should go !! Twitter !! Facebook !!? pic.twitter.com/1X8IdpNLYo
— Deemah (@De9011) October 3, 2018
— Rizky Mohd (@RizkyMohd1) October 3, 2018