Instagram, Facebook users turn to Twitter to voice outage frustrations

Instagram even tweeted that they were aware of "an issue impacting people's access" and said they were "hard at work to resolve" it.
1:42 | 03/14/19

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Transcript for Instagram, Facebook users turn to Twitter to voice outage frustrations
that major social media meltdown, both Facebook and Instagram going down for hours overnight. Celebrities, influencers all in a panic. Lara is here to break it down. Facebook, Instagram, some of the platforms that they own, whatsapp, they were all off the grid around 3:00 P.M. For over eight hours give or take but, yes, it felt like forever for loyal users who might be slightly addicted to posting and checking the apps, 2.3 billion Facebook users, Instagram's 1 billion turning to the only reliable outlet at the time, Twitter to vent their frustration. Even Instagram tried to ease our pain with this tweet, we're aware of an issue impacting people's access to Instagram right now. We know this is frustrating and our team is hard at work to resolve this. Of course, a sense of humor always helps in these troublesome times. Thank you to trento for responding with this, quote, I ate two meal, Instagram, and I was not able to post them. My fans are going to think I am starving. I love Denny's restaurant using the shutdown as an advertising opportunity, writing, quote, Instagram and Facebook are down, Denny's is always open. When they came back online Instagram posting this joyful shot of Oprah with her catch friend, and, we're back. So what was the problem? Well, despite rumors the outages were the result of a hacker, Facebook officials say that was not the case. But they have not provided any more explanation than that at this hour. Hmm. Daddy, leave me alone I'm doing my Instagram. She wrote that on Twitter.

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