Instagram briefly went down on Friday, but it's back now

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Instagram went down for some users on Friday.

Affected users were unable to refresh the photo-sharing app, or to access its website. It’s not immediately clear what caused the outage, and the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

On the downtime-monitoring website Down Detector, users across the world – particularly the coastal United States and Northern Europe – reported issues accessing the Facebook-owned app.

As of 12.30 p.m. PT, the app seemed to be back online for most users.

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The outage appears to have affected different users differently: Multiple people in Business Insider’s office in San Francisco were unable to refresh the app or load its website, though this reporter could access it seemingly without issue.

Here’s what some users saw in the app:

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