Facebook and Instagram users have been plagued with blackouts today as the sites were unexpectedly taken down.
FACEBOOK IS DOWN— Arci Muñoz (@RamonaSlayer) August 26, 2017
It's unclear just how many users are affected and if the issues are persisting, but it seems the major tidal wave of outages are done.
However, the internet had a momentary freak-out when two of their favorites communication tools/time-killers were down.
So, with two services down many users took refugee in the biggest platform that was still working, Twitter, to share some hilarious reactions.
Facebook users flooded in to figure out three things: if they were the only ones affected, what the issue was, and when it will be fixed.
Luckily Twitter, which has completely separate servers from Facebook/Instagram, was there to host all the questions, concerns and hilarious takes on the outage.
"Aaaargh both Instagram and Facebook are down!, wrote one woman. "If Twitter has a meltdown and crashes, where do we go???"
Facebook and Instagram is down... but Twitter is there for us. pic.twitter.com/wId2JeQVXD— Ryan Vaughan (@ryanvaughan) August 26, 2017
Most of the vocal parties were related to Facebook and its joint Messenger application, but some had their own worries.prevnext
"Instagram is as unstable as my emotional state right now," wrote one Twitter user.
"People really be on Twitter stressing when Instagram is not working," wrote another anonymous user.
While Instagram users were the minority, there was an even more elite group: the unaffected users.prevnext
Some parties only had momentary outages and others weren't using Facebook anymore, so they were fine.
"It's back! I just woke up, have coffee, and only was 'Facebook-less' for about 10 minutes," wrote one user.
Some even took jabs at Facebook users that were stressing over the outage by sharing some celebratory gifs.
"When you left Facebook for Twitter 3 years ago #facebookdown is the hashtag you've been waiting for," wrote one Twitter fan.prevnext
With all the ongoing problems, many users are having to resort to the thing they wanted to avoid most: reality.0comments
"BREAKING: Facebook and Instagram go down. People chat face to face for first time in a decade. Millennials scrambling," wrote another.
The issues seem to be mostly resolved, so luckily Facebook/Instagram users won't have to stress out for much longer.prev