Social networking platform Facebook and its photo-sharing service Instagram were down on Saturday evening.
The outage occurred around 7pm with users unable to publish a post, and in some cases, even log in to the site. A message stating “Oops: Something went wrong. We’re working on it getting it fixed as soon as we can” appeared while attempting to access it.
There was also a major spike of down reporting on the third-party website Down Detector, which keeps a real time track of platforms running. The outage seems to have begun around 7pm, the Down Detector graph indicated.
Tweeple were quick to share their troubles on Twitter.
Srsly, when Facebook and Instagram are down so you came to Twitter to confirm you’re not going crazy 😅😂
— zett 🍁 (@zetdelosreyes) August 26, 2017
— James Wooton (@jtwooton) August 26, 2017
— Morrigan Quinn (@MorriganQuinn) August 26, 2017
The world is coming to an end. FACEBOOK is down. LOL
— Takehiko Sato (@officialtakesa) August 26, 2017
— Gaurav Kumar (@puraanigali) August 26, 2017
— 9TANA (@9tana) August 26, 2017
— Jabs (@JABSCosplay) August 26, 2017
— Garrett Droege (@garrettdroege) August 26, 2017
— ?Dreamy World? (@nickyhybergirl) August 26, 2017
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) August 26, 2017