I never thought this day would come. No one did. After years of logging into Instagram to rake in likes, confidence boosts, and the rush of knowing that your life is better than your ex-boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend’s best friend’s roommate, something happened. It happened.
Instagram is down.
After trying to log on to see if I had somehow gained a million followers in the three minutes since I last checked, I realized I was logged out. Weird since I have no idea the last time I physically typed my password in. Still, I tried to enter my account. Nothing. Heart-racing I thought “someone hacked me.” This is it. The end. My life was over. As the blood was bounding in my ears, I searched “Instagram down” in Google. It turns out that it wasn’t just me. Tons of people were having problems.
As I checked Instagram’s Twitter (because I’m pathetic) I saw the message that confirmed the truth: life, as we knew it, was over.
We're currently experiencing an issue that may have caused some users to have trouble logging in. We’re working hard to fix it.
— Instagram (@instagram) July 16, 2015
Cue: explosions all over social media.
OH NO I CANT LOG IN TOO INSTAGRAM!! I HAD AN IMPORTANT PHOTO OF WHAT I WAS EATING THAT I NEEDED TOO UPLOAD!!!!!!
— Aaron Doh (@Aaron_Doh) July 16, 2015
Rip to my instagram
— Flourish™ (@92wayne_) July 16, 2015
instagram just logged me out of my account then deleted itself off my phone……. i'm gonna take this as a sign …….
— celina (@celinnnuh) July 16, 2015
BREAKING: @instagram experiencing outages – Millions of people forced to eat lunch without showing the world what they ate…
— Peter Shankman (@petershankman) July 16, 2015
Instagram logged me out got me sitting here thinking I got hacked like pic.twitter.com/MDZyQVCrig
— Landon Moss (@_LandonMoss) July 16, 2015
Maybe this was a sign telling me I don't need Instagram
— BIG FLIP⚡️♉️ (@whotf_isbrandon) July 16, 2015
— Brian Conlon (@OConnallain) July 16, 2015
— Rachel Varina (@yeah_okay_what) July 16, 2015
plot twist: instagram never works again
— Rachelsrevenge (@rachels_revenge) July 16, 2015
We miss you Instagram. Please come back. Please?.
UPDATE: As of 1:36 p.m. CST Instagram was back. For me, at least. And honestly, that’s all I care about. As for the rest of you, may the odds be ever in your favor.
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