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The Funniest Tweets About Facebook And Instagram Being Down

At least there's still Twitter.

Facebook, Instagram, and the instant messaging service WhatsApp โ€” all of which are owned by Facebook โ€” suffered a worldwide outage Monday morning due to an apparent server configuration issue.

Phone icons for Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram
Alex Milan Tracy / Sipa USA via AP

The apps started coming back online around 5:30 p.m. Eastern, although Facebook said it would still be a while before they were fully back up and running.

According to journalist Brian Krebs, who covers cybercrime and security, "the [Domain Name System] records that tell systems how to find Facebook.com or Instagram.com got withdrawn this morning from the global routing tables."

Confirmed: The DNS records that tell systems how to find https://t.co/qHzVq2Mr4E or https://t.co/JoIPxXI9GI got withdrawn this morning from the global routing tables. Can you imagine working at FB right now, when your email no longer works & all your internal FB-based tools fail?

Twitter: @briankrebs

The New York Times' Ryan Mac reported that Facebook's internal tools and communications platforms were also down, meaning "no one [could] do any work."

Not only are Facebook's services and apps down for the public, its internal tools and communications platforms, including Workplace, are out as well. No one can do any work. Several people I've talked to said this is the equivalent of a "snow day" at the company.

Twitter: @RMac18

Twitter, meanwhile, was humming along just fine Monday, so everyone โ€” and I do mean everyone โ€” signed on there to joke about the Facebook, Inc. outage.

Twitter's official account said "Hello literally everyone" to which WhatsApp's account tweeted [waving emoji' hello!" Jack chimed in to say he "thought this was supposed to be encrypted"

Here are the best reactions we've seen so far:

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Twitter: @jckarter

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Technicians at Instagram,WhatsApp & Facebook Rn

Twitter: @djnyle_

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People making jokes about the Facebook services going down make me sick. Anyone who was using an Oculus headset at the time is currently trapped in VR, and if they die there then they die in real life.

Twitter: @GavinDYoung

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Instagram and Facebook users who donโ€™t use Twitter:

Twitter: @David_Leavitt

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Twitter holding social media after whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook went down......

Twitter: @Plosigei

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Twitter: @jack

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me trying to get in contact with people with WhatsApp down

Twitter: @SophLouiseHall

8.

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook eliminated. Only Twitter made it to the second game.

Twitter: @FormulaMiguel

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Two hours later, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook still down #instagramdown #whatsappdown #facebookdown

Twitter: @Cule_Ben

10.

Nobody: Me after finding out WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook is down:

Twitter: @KiddMac12

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WhatsApp instagram and Facebook is down : Twitter Headquarters :๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #WhatsApp #WhatsApp

Twitter: @TiMaplo

12.

You know, Shakespeare wrote King Lear during the plague. what are you gonna produce while Instagram is down??

Twitter: @AllisonPDavis

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Hotmail and Gmail waiting for twitter go down as well.

Twitter: @watchingdizis

14.

Me after switching between my wifi and data only to realise that instagram and facebook are down #instagramdown

Twitter: @Cule_Ben

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#facebookdown Mark Zuckerberg trying to fix the WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook crash.

Twitter: @kaothar_a_r

16.

Facebook is down. Quick, get your aunts and uncles vaccinated

Twitter: @cameron_kasky

17.

Folks from Instagram and Facebook browsing Twitter until they can go back to seeing memes 3 weeks late

Twitter: @JasmineLWatkins

18.

Facebook being down is a good time to pause and think about how fucking crazy it is that caterpillars and other larvae just build themselves a little house, liquify themselves, and then turn into a completely different looking animal?!! Wtf you guys.

Twitter: @sarahglidden

19. And not to toot our own horn, but just click the link:

Happy Monday, Instagram is down: https://t.co/yigPIWIRve

Twitter: @BuzzFeed