Instagram, Facebook Down For Hours But People Waited With Memes on Twitter

General News		Instagram Down Users Experiencing Outages Technical Problems

Instagram and Facebook appeared to go down for users in parts of the U.S. and Europe on Thursday afternoon. Facebook appeared to be having issues in several parts of North America and Europe.

The problems appeared most prevalent in the USA - in the Northeast and in Southern California - with some reports originating out of Europe and other parts of the world. Advertisement Both services appeared be working normally around 3 p.m.

Facebook users were also reporting issues Thursday via DownDetector but with fewer overall incidents.

Some also felt that this was a pattern, every time the other two websites were down, people usually rushed to Twitter to check if the sites were down worldwide, or just for them.


Just as a social media platform goes down, users flocked to another to share their frustrations and to ask the public if there is an outage or it is a problem on their end. Facebook and Instagram both down on #SocialMediaManagersDay. Unlike Instagram, Facebook users are facing total blackout while some of them have reported error while trying to load their feeds or sometimes even log in.

Of the Instagram user reports on DownDetector, 76% were about problems accessing news feed, 15% related to issues accessing the website and 8% were about problems logging in.

DownDetector (which is owned by Mashable's parent company) showed a spike in reported problems at the top of the 2 p.m. ET hour.

By 5pm ET on Wednesday, more than 28,000 reports had flooded Downdetector. Others have said their mobile apps are working, while the desktop is not. Many users took this opportunity to crack some humour.

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