Instagram, the Last Good Social Network, Is Down [Update: It's Back]

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Updated 6/13/19 8:20 p.m. ET: After hours of Instagram users reporting issues with the app, the company said in a tweet shortly after 8 p.m. ET on Thursday that it had been “fully recovered.” Looks like you’ll have something to stare at while watching TV after all.

Earlier: It’s not just you, Instagram is definitely having issues.

A number of Gizmodo staffers noticed Thursday evening that Instagram wasn’t refreshing their feeds. While that was quickly fixed, a quick inspection by a number of staffers showed that liking photos, navigating to profiles, or searching content did not work.

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According to DownDetector, Instagram was experiencing issues as of 2:33 p.m. ET. As of 6 p.m. ET, it also appeared that Instagram wasn’t loading on desktop.

Most of the issues appeared to be fixed as of 7 p.m., though some people were still reporting issues on Twitter.

In a statement by email, an Instagram spokesperson told Gizmodo that it was “aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We’re working quickly to fix the issue.”

If Instagram stays down through the evening, I’m afraid you may just have to sit there and watch TV without anything else to look at.

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