Twitter is celebrating as outages on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp sent people to their apps.
Many users were looking for updates on when the outage would end, or what could have caused it, though both remain largely mysterious. Others searched people just to confirm that Facebook and its other apps were indeed down — or for doing something that took their mind off.
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It looked like Twitter was enjoying new attention. “Hello everyone,” it posted from its Twitter account.
Some on the site posted to celebrate the outage, and joked that the world “already seems less toxic” without Instagram and Facebook.
With Facebook unable to access its official pages – including a “status” site intended to track outages – it also turned to its rival Twitter to provide updates to affected users.
“We know that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” spokesman Andy Stone said on his personal account. “We’re working to get things back to normal as soon as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
The same statement was posted on the official Facebook Twitter page shortly after.
Instagram has also shared a similar update.
“Instagram and friends are having a little hard time right now, and you may have problems using them,” it wrote on its communications page. “Bear with us, we’re on it!”
And WhatsApp also updated the users through its official Twitter account.
“We know that some people are facing problems with WhatsApp at this time. We are working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.”
“thank you for your patience!”
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