Facebook and Instagram is down for several users across the globe for the last 8 hours.
A message showing to those affected suggests the problem is part of scheduled maintenance. Facebook's own developer page, however, makes no reference to those issues. "Facebook will be back soon," the message showing to users reads.
According to outage detecting app downtracker, the issue has affected users across the world.
Not having two mediums to turn to, Netizens moved to Twitter, the micro-blogging site which was still up, and resorted to complaining about Facebook and Instagram being down.
As the global outage continued, Twitter soon filled up with memes and jokes about the websites not working, and the hashtags #Instagramdown and #Facebookdown started trending.
People started making memes out of the fact that developers weren't working fast enough to get the sites back online.
Every Instagram model right now... #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/NBWG3VmSvO — Dylan (@dylan_harr) March 14, 2019
me opening instagram for the 100th time knowing its down#instagramdown pic.twitter.com/P5Yy6wOtMG — hannah (@yurdadislesbian) March 14, 2019
#instagramdown Me: *uninstalls instagram* *reinstalls it* *tries to log in* Instagram: Error! Please try again. Also me: pic.twitter.com/mudDJlKHOA — Waleska⛈ (@BabyyLeska) March 14, 2019
#instagramdown Everyone: Can y’all please just fix Instagram? It’s been over 7 hours. Instagram employees: pic.twitter.com/oGB0nHbdxf — ~~ (@Jinsouls8inch) March 14, 2019
All Instagram models realizing they have to look for new jobs since they are now unemployed. #instagramdown #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/ccGcm8AK81 — Amir ☽ (@__amvr) March 14, 2019
Instagram: we’re working really hard and doing everything we can to get instagram working again Also instagram:#instagramdown pic.twitter.com/H1Ca2AUArR — Emily (@emilywerner27) March 14, 2019
“Someone said Instagram models might as well label themselves unemployed”#instagramdown pic.twitter.com/1y5Jrg9sSB — Natalie (@vibeewithnat) March 14, 2019
I just emailed a meme to a friend who won't use Twitter. It's basically 2005 again. #FacebookDown pic.twitter.com/lIlqI2bP3D — Mrs.Lala (@lalalouny) March 14, 2019
Facebook "expert" working on the problem #FacebookDown pic.twitter.com/D6I2HrdSAH — David Trexler (@daviddtrexler) March 14, 2019
Currently, the Facebook website and the apps are still down.
"Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes. In the meantime, read more about why you're seeing this message. Thanks for your patience as we improve the site," a message on the website read.
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. — Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019