Instagram is down, according to some of its users.

A huge number of people rushed to complain that the photo sharing website had broken.

The outage comes on Thanksgiving morning in the US, leading many to joke that they had been forced to engage with their family members.

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The problems are being seen across the world, according to tracking website Down Detector.

Problems were also reported at Facebook, which owns Instagram. Users reported they were unable to get online on that site, too.

WhatsApp, which is the other major part of Facebook's empire of social networks, did not appear to be affected by the outage.

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