This Wednesday, Facebook users from many regions of the world were unable to use the platform. The social media service suffered a massive outage, affecting sibling services as well. Instagram, since it’s also owned by the giant social media platform, was also a victim of the disruption. Confused users dealt with the issue in the most amusing ways, flooding Twitter with all kinds of memes and reactions.
Facebook went down and took Instagram with it
On Wednesday, around 11:11 a.m. ET, users from almost all North America, some regions in South America, and Central Europe, noticed the Facebook servers were down. As time passed, the problems intensified. If users tried to access the social media platform’s website, they received error messages, telling them the page cannot be loaded. Also, the same problem was present on the mobile app.
To see if other users are experiencing the same kind of trouble, people used outage services, like Down Detector, and issued multiple complaints. They were then quickly announced that Facebook servers were down, and they had nothing else to do than wait. Outage Report, a different service, even shared a map of the most affected areas.
Twitter hosted all the disappointed users
During the general outage, some of the affected users could still see some posts in their News Feed. However, most of them wouldn’t load, and people couldn’t share or post anything. Soon after that, the Platform Status of the page claimed there were some problems with the performance of the service, and informed everybody the servers were down. As a consequence, some Instagram users had trouble as well.
Since Facebook was no longer available, users had no other place to complain than Twitter. Therefore, they gathered there to share their disappointment, express their feelings regarding the Facebook outage and, of course, make fun of the situation using memes.
Fortunately, several hours after the first problems were reported, Facebook released an official statement claiming all issues had been dealt with. Now, the servers are back in, and users can return to their regular activities on the social media platform.
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