In the early hours of Wednesday, the largest sharing photo social media application, Instagram, was shut down for almost 30 minutes, shocking billions of users worldwide.
The crisis came barely a few days after co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resigned as the head of the social media network due to disagreement of the app direction, following which Adam Mosseri was announced as the new head on the 1st of October.
The page simply reflected the technical error message “5xx Server Error”.
The social media app went down and it became a major concern for users in numerous nations such as South Africa, Nigeria, Japan, United States of America and Australia, the hashtag #Instagramdown spontaneously became a trend on Twitter a major competitor of Instagram in the new media sphere.
According to online reports, entrepreneurs in all socio-economic diversity and digital marketers were concerned and quickly raised alarm for it to be resolved with immediate effect after they were unable to log in or access their accounts.
However, moments later after the hiccup on the media have been resolved and it is back to its usual characteristics.
The Instagram app was developed in 2010 and has billions of users worldwide, the most popular social media network Facebook bought the company in 2012 and it has since become a major aspect of our daily lives.