Instagram Suffers Worldwide Outage After Launching Snapchat-Copycat Filters

Tyler Durden's picture

Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc., suffered a widespread outage on Tuesday just as it was rolling out a new feature.

The outage occurred in the early afternoon, with users first reporting around 1:09 ET, according to, a website that monitors outages on popular social media and web-based platforms. As of 4 p.m. ET, it was mostly resolved.

Predictably, users took to Twitter to commiserate and troll the social-media giant.

Some joked that the outage - which coincided with the launch of a face-filter feature that was brazenly copied from Snapchat - as a kind of karmic justice. 



Facebook has repeatedly copied Snapchat's most popular features ever since Snap co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel rebuffed a buyout offer from Zuckerberg four years ago. While Spiegel has largely remained mum on the issue, his model fiance Miranda Kerr had some choice words for Zuck back in February just weeks before Snap Inc. was set to go public.

The Telegraph reports:

Miranda Kerr, the fiance of Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, has accused Facebook of "stealing" her partner's ideas and questioned how the company "sleeps at night."

But anyone who's seen The Social Network should be familiar with how Zuckerberg built his company, and his fortune, by "improving" on the ideas of "innovators" like Spiegel. Facebook paid $1 billion for Instagram back in 2012.

Of course the spontaneous appearance of teenage Americans actually talking to each other was shocking to many, but on the bright side, US worker productivity likely got a short-term boost.


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enfield0916's picture

I can picture Duck faced whores are having a field day bitching about shit that nobody cares about!

PTR's picture

I call Rule 34.

Now go find it.

enfield0916's picture

I prefer rule 69 over any other rule. It's more useful than taking selfies all day ;)

enfield0916's picture

I'll eat one any day, just needs to drop those yoga pants and relax. See above for rule 69. Those Duck lips need to wrap around something. LOL!

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

You must be he same type that prefer to bent over and does that rule 69 on himself. After all, you hate duck faces right?

Salsa Verde's picture

Good, maybe people will stop taking pictures of their damn food and actually eat it for a change.

shovelhead's picture

I have no idea how I feel about this.

Apparently, absolutely nothing.

Incorporated by inference's picture

Damn I just worked up the nerve to send my first dick pic.

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

Massive social anxiety and panic set in at Starbucks everywhere, as people had to acknowledge the existence of other people.

Cordeezy's picture

It must have been Russan Hackers who bought SNAP at IPO.


earleflorida's picture

*next-up Amazon!!!

all subsidiaries of 'Rothschild Inc.'!    (*facebook/amazon/ google)

something tells me the Mason's are a brewing for a fight...?!?

JustPastPeacefield's picture

The sex life of the average Millennial has taken a hit, otherwise, the world kept spinning. Fuck Zuckerberg and his whole useless pile of shit. 

VladLenin's picture

Dick filter strikes again

Hikikomori's picture

It truly is the end of the world as we know it.


In this day and age, I wonder: what would be a bigger crisis - if all the world's markets went down for a week, or if all the world's social media went down for a week?  Seriously - which would come closer to a SHTF moment?

Croesus's picture

Who knows, but I pray for both.

dot_bust's picture

An Instagram outage is akin to a narcissism outage.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Here are a couple of chicks who have good reasons to be narcissists.

just the tip's picture

i can't find my iphone.

where's my iphone?

i don't know where my iphone is.

i wonder if my girlfriend has my iphone?

hxc's picture

Is that the "polyamorous" version of "she/we"?


DonGenaro's picture

OMG !!! - How will I survive ??

SgtShaftoe's picture

Oh well, nevermind.

NoBillsOfCredit's picture

Does anyone else wonder if this person who wrote this article has no clue of the English language and makes no sense whatsoever?

Still Losing Money's picture

tell me again why I am supposed to care about snap and instagram as well as the loser millennial narcissists that use them

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

We have discovered a new way of birth control.