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Instagram Went Down for 15 Minutes and People Freaked Out



When your photo sharing app is used by hundreds of millions of users around the world, there are a lot of sad and angry people when your service goes down. Instagram crashed for about 15 minutes yesterday — coincidentally April Fools’ Day — and people freaked out.

The outage struck at about 3:08AM EST, causing the app and website to be unusable by people around the world.

Users began taking to Twitter to find answers and express their anger and frustration. Much of the outcry was rather humorous.

Some major news publications soon wrote articles about the outage. Instagram’s service was restored at about 3:25AM for most people, and order was restored to the universe.