Instagram is back up, after a few hours of giving our scrolling thumbs a break

Load, dammit, load!

Image: Alvin Chan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

UPDATE: June 14, 2019, 10:23 a.m. AEST Instagram announced that the platform is “fully recovered” and that “[we] apologize for the disruption.” 

Original story:

There must be a glitch in the Matrix because Instagram appears to be down.

Beginning around 2 p.m. PT on Thursday, Instagram feeds stopped loading and refreshing for some users. Some received a gray bar saying, “Couldn’t refresh feed.” Instagram also displayed a red box with the message, “We’re sorry, but something went wrong. Please try again.”

According to Down Detector, the problem is affecting the East and West Coast in the U.S., as well as parts of Europe and South America.

DON'T PANIC! Ok, maybe a little.

DON’T PANIC! Ok, maybe a little.

Image: screenshot: down detector

Users, as always, turned to Twitter in their time of need for information, and solace.

Mashable has reached out to Instagram to ask for more information on the outage.

This story is developing…

Uploads%252fvideo uploaders%252fdistribution thumb%252fimage%252f91547%252f549c34fe 741d 46a1 840a 990fe858b29d.jpg%252foriginal.jpg?signature=xxsvndknjmdv5ji1nmyhslicqto=&source=https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api production.s3.amazonaws