Facebook and Instagram 'crash' for thousands of internet users

The outage appears to be affecting the Facebook owned Instagram, as well. Here is a compilation of some of the best tweets to come out of the trending #facebookdown on Twitter this morning. In April of 2012, Instagram was purchased by Facebook for $1 billion. Users were unable to login to their accounts while some faced issues with sharing pictures or other posting statuses.

According to DownDetector.com, there are more than 2,500 users who have reported an issue with Facebook.

Facebook has not said what is causing the issues or when users can expect the problems to be fixed. "If Twitter has a meltdown and crashes, where do we go???"

Quantum Break To Get Xbox One X Enhancement
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Boston gives permit for free speech rally, sets restrictions
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We have young people being displaced, people being orphaned, we have problems of medication and medical supplies. With more rain forecast for the coming week, further mudslides were a threat.

Meanwhile, some Twitter users chose to have some fun with the outage. The message reads "Facebook Will Be Back Soon".

With all the ongoing problems, many users are having to resort to the thing they wanted to avoid most: reality.

The issues appeared to have been resolved for many users after an hour.


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