Instagram restores services after partial outage

If you were having trouble accessing Instagram earlier, it was because the social network was experiencing a partial outage. A spokesperson for the company had told TechCrunch in an email that Instagram was aware of the issue and that it was working to get the app back to normal.

"We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Instagram," the spokesperson said. "We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience."

The company also kept its users apprised of the situation through its Twitter account, which acknowledged the problem shortly after 1:30 p.m. EDT, noting that users were having trouble accessing the service.

Some users were having issues logging into the social network, watching reels, accessing their DMs and more, according to reports posted on third-party web monitoring service Downdetector. The website indicates that issues with the service began at around 12:15 p.m. EDT/9 a.m. PDT.

Roughly an hour after its initial post about the outage, Instagram tweeted it had fixed the issue causing the problems. The service is now functioning normally.

Update 2:20 p.m. EDT: The article was updated to report that Instagram is back up.