Instagram back up after brief worldwide outage

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 27:  In this photo illustration the logo of Instagram is displayed on a smartphone on September 27, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)
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Instagram, the photo sharing social media app, experienced a 45-minute worldwide outage on Tuesday.

Instagram has not released any information yet as to why the service crashed.

Users took to Twitter almost instantly to complain about the crash.

Some users reported the app was back up and running at around 2:20pm, and it was confirmed working as usual by 2:32.