Social media users have reported issues with Instagram and sharing to Facebook.

Reports first began to appear on Down Detector, a service for reporting website outages, between 5am and 6am on Thursday, January 6.

Social media users have reported issues with their Instagram feed, using the app and logging in. 

46 per cent of issues are related to the Instagram feed, Down Detector reports suggests.

Instagram issues have been reported across the UK and Ireland with users in London, Manchester and Dublin most affected.

39 per cent of people have reported general issues with the Instagram app, such as sharing posts to Facebook, via Down Detector.