Image-sharing platform Instagram is down globally following an outage.

Some users of the mobile app are encountering a "couldn't refresh feed" notification while others have reported they can't access Instagram at all.

An Instagram user in Auckland trying to access the platform was confronted with a loading error. Photo / Supplied
An Instagram user in Auckland trying to access the platform was confronted with a loading error. Photo / Supplied

On desktop the website comes up with a 5XX server error.

According to CNET, reports from Down Detector, a site that monitors social media sites for user-reported outages recorded more than 50,000 claims of issues accessing the platform.

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While it's not unusual for major applications like Instagram to experience issues, this isn't the first time the Facebook photo-sharing platform has run into trouble this month.

In June alone, two other major outages have been reported.

Meanwhile, it's a great day for Twitter as disgruntled Instagram users take to tweeting their disappointment.