Instagram appeared to be out of action again for many users on Friday, just days after a major outage.
Online website tracker Down Detector showed a major spike in complaints in the afternoon, as many took to Twitter to complain about access difficulties.
A Facebook company spokesperson told The Independent: “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
Many voiced frustration with the app, as the outage came hot on the heels of Monday’s social media crisis, when WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook were down for more than six hours .
The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – stopped working shortly before 5pm UK time on Monday.