@TheLifeOfJord tweeted: 'When Instagram is down and you have to go out to the real world.'

Instagram is down AGAIN for the second time in a week

Instagram is down for the second time in a week.

Thousands of Instagram users have reported they cannot access the service’s app.

Angry users around the world are venting their frustration on Twitter as they find themselves unable to log in to the service.

Facebook also appears to be down for a small number of users.

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Instagram is down for the second time in a week, sending social media into a hilarious meltdown

WHAT HAPPENED?

Instagram is down for the second time in a week.

Thousands of Instagram users have reported they cannot access the service’s app, while a smaller number of Facebook users are also experiencing issues.

Instagram began experiencing issues at around 9:20 BST (4:20 ET), with over a thousand users reporting problems on Down Detector, a website which collects reports of website and app crashes.

Angry users around the world have vented their frustration on Twitter after the services crash for the second time in a week.

It is still not clear what is causing the problems for the Facebook-owned services.

The issues appear to be widespread, with users in the US, UK, Australia, Japan, Europe, South America and South East Asia reporting problems.

Instagram began experiencing issues at around 9:20 BST (4:20 ET), with over a thousand users reporting problems on Down Detector, a website which collects reports of website and app crashes.

The service has yet to announce it is experiencing downtime, and is yet to respond to MailOnline’s request for comment.

Users have taken to Twitter to complain about the service’s outage.

User @ashley_brown tweeted: ‘When you get up at 6:30 to catch a mountain sunrise and #instagram goes down just after you post it :(‘

Some users linked Instagram’s downtime to the fact that today is Friday 13.

User @AverieNichgrc tweeted: ‘Friday the 13th is already happening guys. Instagram is down’

It is still not clear what is causing the problems for the Facebook-owned services, but users have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations

@TheLifeOfJord tweeted: 'When Instagram is down and you have to go out to the real world.'

@TheLifeOfJord tweeted: ‘When Instagram is down and you have to go out to the real world.’

Twitter user @frhjiyongie tweeted: 'that moment when Instagram is down & y'll go to twitter searched for "instagram" on twitter just to know that you're not alone'

Twitter user @frhjiyongie tweeted: ‘that moment when Instagram is down & y’ll go to twitter searched for “instagram” on twitter just to know that you’re not alone’

Some people tried to comfort their fellow Instagram users, with @AshleyLake tweeting: ‘For everyone searching “is Instagram down”, Let me be the one to tell you, you’re not alone (and it is down)’.

The latest outage is the second in just a week, after Instagram and Facebook users around the world experienced problems on Wednesday.

Some of those attempting to go onto the sites were shown a blank page, with nothing loading – causing them to complain they now have to talk to their families.

Others reported they could only load certain parts of the websites or apps of the two Facebook-owned services.

User @thaisbmartini tweeted: 'When you think your account has been deactivated but then you realize instagram is just down again'

User @thaisbmartini tweeted: ‘When you think your account has been deactivated but then you realize instagram is just down again’

Instagram is down for a number of users across the globe. Pictured is a coverage map of users reporting problems with the service

Instagram is down for a number of users across the globe. Pictured is a coverage map of users reporting problems with the service

Some users linked Instagram's downtime to the fact that today is Friday 13. User @AverieNichgrc tweeted: 'Friday the 13th is already happening guys. Instagram is down'

Some users linked Instagram’s downtime to the fact that today is Friday 13. User @AverieNichgrc tweeted: ‘Friday the 13th is already happening guys. Instagram is down’

Some reported the sites worked fine until they tried to post an update or image, at which point they shut down.

The issues were widespread, with reports of outages popping up in Brazil, Japan, India and parts of Europe.

It remains unclear what caused the problems, which began around 4pm BST (11am ET) on 11 October.

A number of users took to Twitter to complain about the outages.

Hundreds of Instagram users have reported they cannot access the service's app, while a smaller number of Facebook users (coverage map pictured) are experiencing issues

Hundreds of Instagram users have reported they cannot access the service’s app, while a smaller number of Facebook users (coverage map pictured) are experiencing issues

The issues appear to be widespread, with users in the US, UK, Australia, Japan, Europe, South America and South East Asia reporting problems. Users have reacted hilariously on Twitter

The issues appear to be widespread, with users in the US, UK, Australia, Japan, Europe, South America and South East Asia reporting problems. Users have reacted hilariously on Twitter

User @Shaylaleeraquel‏ tweeted: ‘Uh-oh. #Facebook is down. WHAT DO WE DO?’

Twitter user @forfeng tweeted: ‘funny I don’t spend that much time on twitter anymore, but still come here to see if other’s have #facebookdown’

@_BrooklynBear tweeted: ‘Hello to all the #Instagram users coming to Twitter to see if it’s down… Lol’

Instagram began experiencing issues at around 9:20 BST (4:20 ET), with over a thousand users reporting problems

Instagram began experiencing issues at around 9:20 BST (4:20 ET), with over a thousand users reporting problems

@_bendy__ tweeted: 'Is #facebook still down for everyone or just me?'

@_bendy__ tweeted: ‘Is #facebook still down for everyone or just me?’

User @wangswolfie tweeted: 'What would our life be without social media. Instagram down and everyone having a heart attack'

User @wangswolfie tweeted: ‘What would our life be without social media. Instagram down and everyone having a heart attack’

The two incidents this week follow another outage in August in which Instagram and Facebook again went down for thousands around the world.

People experienced problems logging onto Facebook, sending messages or ‘liking’ posts and pictures.

Others reported a ‘total blackout’ meaning the site wouldn’t load or they were unable to log in to their accounts.

Wednesday's outage caused a hilarious social media meltdown with users having to tweet their frustration

Wednesday’s outage caused a hilarious social media meltdown with users having to tweet their frustration

'How am I supposed to tag people in memes...' tweeted Twitter user @Tinabui27 after the two service's went down earlier this week

‘How am I supposed to tag people in memes…’ tweeted Twitter user @Tinabui27 after the two service’s went down earlier this week

At its peak there were more than 1,869 reports of people experiencing problems getting onto the website.

Some Facebook users were told the website was undergoing ‘required maintenance’.

Others reported being faced with a message that read: ‘Facebook Will Be Back Soon. Thanks for your patience as we improve the site.’

Some of those attempting to log onto Facebook on Wednesday were shown a blank page, with nothing loading (pictured)

Some of those attempting to log onto Facebook on Wednesday were shown a blank page, with nothing loading (pictured)

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