Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday suffered a major global outage. The social networking sites became inaccessible to the users on their phones or desktop. Reports also suggest Facebook’s messenger, a messaging application and platform, was down too.
Downdetector.com noted that Facebook experienced error across a large portion of the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia. Downdetector is a platform which monitors the functionality of websites. Facebook, which also owns Instagram, confirmed the outage, reported CNet.Meanwhile, Twitter was flooded with reactions and soon #facebookdown and #instagramdown started trending on number one and number two respectively, worldwide. Many hashtags like #facebookdown became the trending topic in the United States within hours. Several memes also started floating on Twitter.
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