When Facebook And Instagram Were Down, Twitterverse & Brands Have All The Fun

With Facebook and Instagram down, #FacebookDown has been trending on Twitter with users having fun over the entire episode once again


The first thing you get to hear after joining office postΒ the Republic Day weekend – “Facebook and Instagram both down“. With that announcement, the world ended for those who had allotted time pre-lunch to update Facebook and Instagram with their weekend selfies and gossips.

AP reported earlier in the morning that Facebook, which owns the Instagram service, was “aware of outage and is working on a fix”. According to the news agency, the outage lasted for 40 minutes and users in United States, Asia and Australia were affected. This is the longest period the company’s website has been down since September 2010, reported The Telegraph UK.

Hacking group Lizard Squad was the first to claim responsibility of the attack on Facebook’s server. It also warned that they would soon release a tranche of emails from the offices of Malaysia Airlines.

However, Facebook spokesperson has denied this saying it was “not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems.” Facebook’s spokesperson added that the site’s engineers “moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100% for everyone.” While Facebook was trying hard to get itself back on, users and brands started trending #FacebookDown, having a laugh over the episode.

It isn’t the first time we are seeing this but Twitter was dominated by Facebook and Instagram down messages and the funny side of it.

The world joined in to have fun

Indians joined in too

Brands were not left behind

And finally when Facebook is back again