Welp, it’s Friday the 13th, so of course Instagram went down.
The photo-sharing service experienced an outage that took out both the app and website for close to half an hour Friday.
The source of the issue was unclear, but it appears to have started around 11:49 a.m. PT, according to the website downdetector.com. During that time, feeds were not refreshing on the mobile app and Instagram’s desktop site showed an error page.
When reached for comment, an Instagram spokesperson said: “We’re aware that some users are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We’re working quickly to fix the issue.”
Service appears to be back to normal as of 12:30 p.m PT.
Naturally, the outage did not go over well elsewhere on social media. Frustrated users took to Twitter to complain about the disruption.
It's about that time when you come to twitter to check if instagram is down for everyone else too pic.twitter.com/armrKAjX3Z
— Niall Ryan (@itsniallryan) July 13, 2018
instagram down and i came to check on twitter
— isa? (@lostvives) July 13, 2018
*Instagram is down*
Me: *checks Twitter to see if it’s down for anyone else*
— julia fikar (@jufikar_22) July 13, 2018
It also didn’t escape anyone’s notice that this very unlucky and panic-inducing event happened on Friday the 13th.
— Sara Fradi (@luvsousseandfam) July 13, 2018
This whole #instagramdown thing is easily the worst thing to happen on Friday the 13th since, like, 1307.
— Andrew Green (@Andy_R_Green) July 13, 2018
— Raymond Andy Duran (@Roguewolf07) July 13, 2018
— #C.? (@bratbbyg) July 13, 2018
The good news, though, is the outage was relatively short-lived — and Instagram’s 1 billion users can all go back to obsessively posting questions on their Stories.