Whenever technical issues interfere with interacting on social media for more than 24 hours, there is always a meltdown from users. Facebook and Instagram have been down for much of March 13, 2019, and people are panicking.
Facebook has now received over 11,000 reports worldwide that people are having difficulties logging in.
Facebook also owns Instagram, and that site is also out of commission.
If an individual logs out of one site, they will not be able to access either social media platform.
At 9:30 am ET, a spokesperson from Facebook said that they were investigating the issue. Eight hours later, there was no solution, and people started to rant.
People took to Twitter to vent their outrage.
People were tweeting on Twitter that this was the start of the apocalypse or it was unbelievable trying to log in for the 7th time. The outage became the main trending toping on Twitter.
To express their feelings, users posted gifs and comments. They also shared screenshots showing the error message they received on Facebook after attempting to log in.
Not having Facebook and Instagram have prevented individuals from having contact with family members, online friends, fan bases, and other companies.
In the past, problems on Facebook have typically resulted in glitches with other sites associated with it.
In 2013, Facebook encountered a glitch with a login feature that lasted a few minutes and only prevented access to CNN and the New York Times.
As of 8:50 pm ET, Facebook continued to have issues. Facebook has not released a statement when the problems would be resolved.
Written by Brielle Buford
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