"We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook’s family of apps, including Instagram," Instagram tweeted in the morning. "We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible."
DownDetector reported that the Instagram outages appeared to be the worst in central Europe, prompting #InstagramDown to trend in the U.K., though U.S. users were also experiencing outages, notably on Facebook.
As is the case every time Instagram is down, the situation began trending on Twitter, with users flocking to a social media platform they can use to express their thoughts. Plenty of people began joking about the outage, especially the fact that it happened on Thanksgiving.
Me forced to play with my lil cousins at Thanksgiving dinner because I can’t use Instagram #instagramdownNovember 28, 2019
Such a nice thing Instagram did for all of you, spend time with the fam ❤️ #instagramdown— Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) November 28, 2019
Others pointed out the irony of the fact that so many people hurry to Twitter when Instagram is down, while others applauded the platform for its reliability.
Twitter's Instagram's— Kevin Mantra (@mantrakevin) November 28, 2019
Servers Servers pic.twitter.com/LnhUiS3jBt
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have suffered several outages this year, the worst of which was in March when issues lasted for around 24 hours.
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