Image: Instagram
By Samantha Murphy Kelly2014-10-10 21:10:10 UTC

Instagram users experienced service issues when trying to access both the desktop and mobile website on Friday afternoon, but it’s now back up and running.

According to, Instagram first started service issues as early as 11:05 a.m. ET on Friday afternoon, but by 4:45 p.m., an onset of complaints started to bubble up on Twitter, with many not able to access the popular photo-sharing site at all. By 5:10 p.m. ET, the platforms appeared to be working again.

We’re aware of an issue affecting Instagram, and working on a fix. Thanks for your patience.

— Instagram (@instagram) October 10, 2014

Instagram was quick to acknowledge the issue via tweet: “We’re aware of an issue affecting Instagram, and working on a fix. Thanks for your patience.”

As with any social media site outage, many took to other platforms like Twitter to discuss their distress:


— NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) October 10, 2014

Instagram is down. Just threw out my pumpkin spice latte, tossed my kale salad and ripped off my UGG boots cause what’s the fucking point?

— Jordan VanDina (@Shrimptooth) October 10, 2014

When Instagram goes down everyone makes the same joke about having to explain what they’re eating.

— sam morrison (@SamTheCobra) October 10, 2014

@laurenblackk11: INSTAGRAM IS DOWN and it’s literally 90% of my job/life

— Lauren Black (@laurenblackk11) October 10, 2014

When Instagram is down, everyone panics and goes to Twitter.

— Markell Bailey (@tenorbuds) October 10, 2014

Instagram has not yet responded to a Mashable request for comment.

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