Of course this had to happen on a Monday.
Instagram users were unable to upload new photos and videos to their Stories for several hours on Monday and it definitely wasn’t OK.
Instagram confirmed the issue in a tweet Monday, saying that a “bug” is “preventing some people from uploading to Instagram.”
We’re aware of a bug that may be preventing some people from uploading to Instagram. We’re working on a fix.
Instagram (@instagram) May 1, 2017
The issue, which cropped up for both iOS and Android users, appeared to primarily affect uploads to Stories, though users were also having issues uploading videos to their main feed. Instagram didn’t initially elaborate on the source of the issue or when a fix would be in place, but the issue appears to have coincided with an app update also released Monday.
Meanwhile, Instagram users were of course not pleased with Instagram’s technical issues.
With Instagram stories down, looks like I’m headed back to Snapchat!
Jordan Hart (@jordanhart) May 1, 2017
Toby Nwabuogor (@Toby4WARD) May 1, 2017
Instagram won’t let me post my stories and we’re all suffering.
Momma Duh (@msduh) May 1, 2017
Instagram stories is down. pic.twitter.com/J8vD3fdYoF
Coti Howell (@CotiHowell) May 1, 2017
Are @instagram stories down? Havent been able to post all day
Victor Lares (@vanderbiest_) May 1, 2017
RIP INSTAGRAM STORIES
Orsola Scarano (@Queen_Orsy) May 1, 2017
That sucks!!! Took so many adorable kitty videos to post on Instagram stories and all of them keep saying upload fail. Wtf?
AdamGoesHam (@AdamGoesHam) May 1, 2017
Yoooo @instagram, what’s going on with the Insta stories?!? Nothing is getting posted & it keeps saying, upload failed & try again!
James Padg (@YourBoiFatz) May 1, 2017
Why won’t Instagram let me upload stories! anyone else having this issue? #thegirlgang
Rebecca Tudor (@RebeccaLaura) May 1, 2017
The strong reaction shouldn’t be surprising, though, given the sheer dominance of Instagram Stories, which has 200 million monthly active users, according to the company.
UPDATE: May 1, 2017, 5:18 p.m. PDT An Instagram spokesperson confirms the bug has now been fixed.