According to USA Today the outages occurred Wednesday afternoon eastern time, in areas within the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. Though many people can still access these platforms, key features—such as messaging and new content posts—are not properly loading. Facebook, which owns Instagram, responded to the outages via Twitter on Wednesday. Though the company said its team was working to fix the issue, it did not give any indication as to when the features would be restored.
At this time, it's unclear what caused the problems. Millions of people were reportedly affected.
You can check reactions to the outage in the tweets below.