Nigerians on social media were lamenting a brief outage in popular social media platform, Instagram. Down detector, a popular website also confirmed the outage.
The app displayed could not refresh feed, but the errors have since been rectified. The outage affected several countries.
— Resplendent Pikin (@yung_stunning) October 3, 2018
— Black Sarcasm (@ebedee) October 3, 2018
Couldn’t access my Instagram since yesterday, anyone else? Is the App down?
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) October 3, 2018
Instagram can be down for 24 hours without me knowing. I only visit there to post pictures whenever I wear a new clothe. #instagramdown
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) October 3, 2018
What would happen to you if Instagram shut down permanently??? The past few mins gave us reasons to think,,righh??
— Olúwaségun (@oflondonn) October 3, 2018
— Yinka Mode (@YinkaMode) October 3, 2018
Welcome to Twitter you Instagrammers. No Slay Queens allowed. We do however slay the Queen’s English. #instagramdown
— Terfa Tilley-Gyado (@TerfaTG) October 3, 2018
Ever enterprising Nigerians seem to have figured out how to cash on the trend.
— Oladipupo Oriire (@Orire_) October 3, 2018
— IF££™the Savage?? (@Ifethe3rd) October 3, 2018
Where should we go twitter or facebook pic.twitter.com/PhsTxvrJlD
— Emmanuel Alexander Obi (@EmmaxyScalez) October 3, 2018
Implications of the outage
Several businesses could have lost millions of dollars, through interrupted campaigns, as well as advert revenue.
Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Facebook bought the company in April 2012 for $1 billion.