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Slay queens, fashion bloggers in distress as Instagram goes down

Instagram is down. The California-based giant social media platform has been inaccessible for the past hour or so.

Users are instead greeted with empty profiles and a message that the app “cannot refresh feed”. They are also getting the “5xx Server Error.”

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has not issued a statement to explain the global down time. Facebook bought Instagram for Sh103 billion ($1 billion) in April 2012.

The app, which allows users to alter their pictures dramatically using inbuilt filters, is popular with the so-called slay queens and food and fashion bloggers, among others, where they hunt for likes.

Users have rushed to Twitter to air their frustrations.

Jossian said: “So instagram has been down for an hour now ! And I’m already missing the toxic people there. Cot dammit @instagram fix your shit! #Instagram.”

Alex Mather added: “Does this mean Instagram is fixing its algorithms ? I sure hope it goes.”

Trendulkar trolled: “Instagram is down. Fashion Bloggers are standing outside Sarojini Nagar for Likes and Comments.”