For a new-ish dad like myself, checking my Instagram feed on a Saturday afternoon can be a cruel, self-punishing act.
Photos of a friend at a boozy New York brunch. Photos of younger relatives partying on a Friday night. Selfies of West Coast friends attempting to twerk at the Coachella music festival.
But someone must be looking out for me this Saturday, because the photo-sharing service has been down for well over an hour, as of 1:15 pm ET. Neither the website nor the iPhone app are working.
Which means I have time to fix the stroller lock that hasn’t been working for the past six months.
Instagram said in a tweet shortly before 1 pm ET that it was working on the problem.
I’ve also reached out to Instagram PR, and will update if and when I get one. But I’m pretty confident that publishing this post will end up restoring Instagram to working order.
In the meantime, you’ll have to take your Coachella shots to Facebook. Better yet, just #latergram it tonight.
Update 2:10 pm ET: Hey, it worked! Instagram is back up, everybody.