Instagram was down across the country Thursday.

Facebook, who owns Instagram, has not released specifics on the outage, so it is not clear how widespread it was. 

Users reported not being able to refresh their app or log into their accounts in the desktop version. There have not been widespread reports of an outage on Facebook or WhatsApp, also owned by the social media company.

The hashtag #Instagramdown started trending on Twitter in the U.S. and in Atlanta. When users couldn’t use the Instagram app, they migrated to Twitter to find out if other people were experiencing the same thing. 

At around 6:40 p.m. EST, Instagram tweeted that they were aware that some users were having trouble. The Tweet read, “We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing their Instagram accounts. We're working quickly to fix the issue. #instagramdown” 


By 8:00, the app and desktop were back up for many users.

The social media platform that is a favorite for sharing pictures and vertical video stories connects millions of users. Influencers and entrepreneurs have built empires using the platform. Some depend on it. 

In March, Both Facebook and Twitter went down for most of one day and wasn’t fully back until the next day. The company did not release a statement explaining that outage at the time.