Thousands of of Instagram users have been left unable to login to the social network today.

Tracking website Downdetector recorded a sharp spike in users reporting that they were having problems using the image-sharing app's features.

The main issues being recorded are with refreshing the feed and sending messages.

HeraldScotland:

An error message is appearing on people's app which says that there is an issue with the social media service.

It reads: "We're sorry, but something went wrong. Please try again."

The outage seems to have impacted users on both the iPhone and Android app.

 

Commenting on DownDetector, one user wrote: "This is literally the FIFTH time this week that instagram has been down for me, get your act together insta and stop crashing so much".

Another added: "My Instagram is not working fresh feeds not working".