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Instagram is down around the globe

Instagram faced another major outage Thursday afternoon, with users from around the world reporting that they weren’t able to access Facebook’s photo sharing service via its app and website.

Some users reported that they couldn’t access Instagram at all, while others just couldn’t do any searches, or access other parts of the service.

Downdetector.com, a site that monitors social media sites for user-reported outage claims, registered more than 50,000 outage reports for Instagram within just a few minutes Thursday. The outage apparently was first reported at around 2:30pm PT.

Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.