Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is displaying a “failed to load” error for some people when trying to upload pictures to the platform. According to Facebook for developers, this is a partial outage.
“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,”
a Facebook spokesperson told ABC News.
Users tuned to Twitter to display their concern (but mainly sarcasm).
Technical problems with Facebook have historically posed severe problems for sponsors who use the platform and even other websites.
Facebook previously endured an outage of its tool for promoters in November at a time when marketers were seeking to place ads for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
In 2013, Facebook underwent a glitch which took many websites down with it thanks to the ubiquity of its login feature across the internet. When users attempted to log into a website with their Facebook account, they were directed to an error page, Business Insider reported at the time.
“The glitch, which only remained a few minutes, affected websites including CNN and The New York Times,”
Business Insider said.