Facebook and Instagram services interrupted; people take to Twitter to share news, jokes
People using social networking sites Facebook and Instagram had trouble accessing their profiles and publishing posts for about an hour on Saturday evening. What followed was a surge of Twitter posts on the same.
Social networking platform Facebook and its photo-sharing service Instagram were down on Saturday evening.
The outage occurred around 7pm with users unable to publish a post, and in some cases, even log in to the site. A message stating "Oops: Something went wrong. We're working on it getting it fixed as soon as we can" appeared while attempting to access it.
There was also a major spike of down reporting on the third-party website Down Detector, which keeps a real time track of platforms running. The outage seems to have begun around 7pm, the Down Detector graph indicated.
Tweeple were quick to share their troubles on Twitter.
Srsly, when Facebook and Instagram are down so you came to Twitter to confirm you're not going crazy 😅😂— zett 🍁 (@zetdelosreyes) August 26, 2017
The world is coming to an end. FACEBOOK is down. LOL— Takehiko Sato (@officialtakesa) August 26, 2017
Facebook was back up and running by 8pm.