If youâve noticed that Instagram isnât working properly this afternoon, itâs not just you.Â Several users have taken to Twitter to complain that the popular image-sharing service is down, and a few of us here at iDB have confirmed the outage.
While parts of the app are still working for some folks, it seems that the Explore tab isnât loading for most users, and manyÂ are having issues getting their personal feeds to load. Weâre also seeingÂ â503 Service Unavailableâ in the News tab.
In a commentÂ on Twitter  , the company saidÂ âInstagram is experiencing some technical issues. Weâre aware and working on a fix.â ThereâsÂ no word yet, though, onÂ how widespread the issues are, orÂ when everything will be back up and running.
Formed in 2010, Instagram wasÂ purchased by Facebook in April of 2012 for roughly $1 billion. The social network currently hostsÂ more than 200 million monthly users,Â who have shared more than 20 billion photos overÂ the last 4 years.
WeâllÂ update this post when the status has changed. Is Instagram working for you?
Update:Â it appears that the issues have been resolved and Instagram is up and running again.