(NEW YORK) — Instagram crashed Thursday afternoon, leaving Internet denizens without a place to post pictures of pets and food.
In a tweet, the company acknowledged the problem, saying that they are “experiencing some technical difficulties.”
Instagram is experiencing some technical issues. We’re aware and working on a fix.
— Instagram (@instagram) August 28, 2014
The website “Is It Down Right Now” shows that Instagram’s server is not responding.
The social media service’s mobile app seemed to properly load older photos, but was unable to reload the service. The web client returned a “500 Internal Server Error” that prevented users from accessing the website.
On Twitter, the phrase “Why is instagram” was briefly trending worldwide, as users sought other means of sharing their selfies and Throwback Thursday photos.
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