Instagram users are facing another frustrating afternoon with the popular app currently down and not working.

The issues appear to have begun around 4pm with fans being left unable to refresh their messages and feeds.

Independent outage monitor Down Detector has received a surge of complaints with over 1,000 reports currently saying that Instagram isn’t working properly.

The major outage seems to be affecting users in the UK, Europe and large parts of the US.

Posting a message on the Down Detector forum, one frustrated fan said: “My feed and messages won’t update even though i have had notifications for messages.”

Users have also taken to Twitter to complain about the issues with one Instagramer tweeting: “What is going on @instagram, it’s not refreshing,”

And another added: “@instagram Why is my Instagram page not refreshing, what’s going on?!”

There’s no word on what’s causing this current problem but this outage comes as users were hit by similar problems at the weekend which lasted for a number of hours.

That recent issue hit users in the UK, Europe and the US with those in Australia, Brazil, India and Japan also thought to have been affected.