Facebook And Instagram Back On After Going Down Across The World

Get out of your state of frenzied panic, guys - Facebook and Instagram are back up and running again for some following a worldwide crash.

It probably spoiled everyone's commute home or time before bed but at last, we have progress. Technology, eh? Who needs it?

According to the website DownDetector, the problems started around 4pm (GMT) and appeared to affect pretty much everyone.

The Mirror reported that people began experiencing issues in the south and south-east of England before users in the US, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and other parts of Europe started having problems.

Facebook has since reassured users that the problems were not the result of a distributed denial-of-service attack.

Apparently the main issues for Instagram were with logging in (affecting 41 percent of users), news feed issues (38 percent) and the website (19 percent).

When it came to Facebook, the complaints were with logging in (42 percent), total blackout (32 percent) and pictures (25 percent).

People have flocked, ironically, to Twitter to not only vent their frustrations but also to declare that their accounts had started working again.

One person posted: "Instagram and Facebook decides to go down on my birthday." I mean, worse things could have happened on your birthday, trust me - I once went to a funeral on mine.

Someone else said: "Facebook and Instagram are down and I'm starting to have a crisis because I'm realising how much time I spend on these apps. Do we value social media too much? #FacebookDown."

Another posted: "Facebook & Instagram are down, which means people are quickly remembering Twitter exists. It's like running out of your favorite wine, then you remember those loose Bud Lite bottles waaaaay in the back of your fridge." Yeah, what he said.

It's unclear what caused such uncontrollable mayhem - we're just thankful everyone came out on the other side.

The Mirror reported that Facebook currently has more than two billion monthly active users around the world.

Mark Zuckerberg's company also owns Instagram, which itself has more than two billion monthly active users across the globe.

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Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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