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Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffer global meltdown (and so do their users)

Last night Facebook and its “family of apps” went down for a large number of global users, with many unable to post updates or send messages.

While some users could not gain access to Instagram and Facebook, others reported that they couldn’t send or receive messages and images over the platforms. This included WhatsApp in some cases.

People naturally flooded Twitter with concerns and reactions using the hashtags #Facebookdown and #instagramdown, which continued to trend well into Thursday morning.

Naturally, everyone was a bit concerned.

After over ten hours of pandemonium, all platforms seemingly returned to normal.

“Anddddd… we’re back.” Instagram confirmed in a tweet.

Facebook, however, did not give the all clear. Instead, the company stated that the outage was not the result of an attack.

“We’re focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.”

Though all seems well across the platforms at the moment, the internet is still recovering from the trauma.

Feature image: Facebook

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