Instagram is down: don't order food just yet

Do I need to make a joke about pictures of food here? I'm sure you can think of a joke yourself about pictures of food.

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Instagram is officially down in a big way, with outages hitting coffee shops and picturesque autumnal scenes across the US and Europe.

Both the website and mobile app are showing error messages with various site-checkers (including and reporting similar issues.

It’s not clear what the cause is (perhaps a hoard of French bulldogs in downtown NYC sparking mass uploads?) although by all accounts the problems are widespread, with complaints well into the thousands-per-15-minutes.

All we can say is hold tight guys and don't worry if your food gets cold.

Update: Instagram is apparently partially back - some people are still complaining about slow service, but most are saying the website is now updating. Crisis averted. HAVE AT IT.