Facebook, Instagram Hit by Global Outages
The two apps have more than 3 billion combined users
The social network ran into some problems on Thursday afternoon, with both Facebook and Instagram experiencing mass outages that impacted users from the U.S. to Eastern Europe.
DownDetector.com, a website dedicated to tracking outages, reported more than 180,000 Facebook issues between 2:20 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. PT on Thursday; Instagram had more than 100,000 complaints during that same time frame.
Disappointed users from across the globe shared their frustration in DownDetector’s comment section.
“Down in Sweden now!” said one user.
“Down in northern Michigan,” chimed in another user. “No notifications, can’t reply or see comments, my page won’t load. What’s going on??”
Others from Egypt, Montreal, and Denmark, among other locations, complained their Facebook or Instagram accounts were unavailable.
Facebook did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the outages.
As usual with something like this, many Facebook and Instagram users ran to Twitter to share their displeasure — or jokes. Here’s a taste of what’s being said on Twitter:
Facebook has more than 2.2 billion global users, and Instagram has more than 1 billion global users.
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