'The end of the world has come': Facebook and Instagram crash causes a global Twitter meltdown as users complain they now have to talk to their families in person

October 11, 2017 5:36 PM

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Facebook and Instagram are down for thousands of users around the world causing a hilarious social media meltdown.

Some of those attempting to go onto the sites are being shown a blank page, with nothing loading - causing them to complain they now have to talk to their families.

Others have reported they can only load certain parts of the websites or apps of the two Facebook-owned services.

Facebook and Instagram are down for thousands of users around the world.

It remains unclear what is causing the issues for now, and Facebook is yet to confirm its technical difficulty on its official status page.

Those attempting to go onto the sites are being shown a blank page, with nothing loading.

Some have reported they can only load certain parts of the social media giants' websites or apps.

Other people report the sites work fine until they try to post something, at which point they shut down.

Some have reported the sites work fine until they try to post an update or image, at which point they shut down.

The issue appears to be widespread, with reports of outage popping up in Brazil, Japan, India and parts of Europe - though the outage has not affected everyone in these regions.

It remains unclear what is causing the issues for now, and Facebook is yet to confirm its technical difficulty on its official status page.

Facebook is aware of the issue with its site and app, but hasn't provided any additional information.

'We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram,' a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable.

The two services are yet to respond to MailOnline's requests for comment.

Users have gone to sites like DownDetector and Outage Report - which collect reports of website crashes - to log that the server downtime.

On Twitter, one person said they received a message which said: 'Facebook will be back soon.

A number of users have taken to Twitter to complain about the outages.

This is not the first time that Facebook and Instagram have gone down for users around the world this year.

In August, the social media giants went down for millions as they complained of being unable to access the social media sites.

People experienced problems logging onto Facebook, sending messages or 'liking' posts and pictures.

Others reported a 'total blackout' meaning the site wouldn't load or they were unable to log in to their accounts.

At its peak there were more than 1,869 reports of people experiencing problems getting onto the website.

Some Facebook users were told the website was undergoing 'required maintenance'.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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