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Facebook And Instagram Went Down, And Everyone Freaked The Hell Out

The great social media meltdown of 2015.

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Facebook and Instagram both crashed around 6am GMT.

Facebook and Instagram appear to be down. Let us all pray.

BuzzFeed@BuzzFeedFollow

Facebook and Instagram appear to be down. Let us all pray.

6:21 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Facebook was offline, on the web and via the app, for just over an hour.

Map shows extent of Facebook outage. Looks like a big chunk of U.S. affected #facebookdown

Saeed Ahmed@saeed_ahmedFollow

Map shows extent of Facebook outage. Looks like a big chunk of U.S. affected #facebookdown

6:52 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

It was pretty intense.

Facebook users are roaming the streets in tears, shoving photos of themselves in people's faces and screaming 'DO YOU LIKE THIS? DO YOU??'

Dolly@TheDollSaysFollow

Facebook users are roaming the streets in tears, shoving photos of themselves in people's faces and screaming 'DO YOU LIKE THIS? DO YOU??'

9:37 PM - 23 Sep 10ReplyRetweetFavorite

Meanwhile, at Facebook and Instagram...

It's the first time Facebook has crashed since September 2014, when the social network went down twice in one month.

Tinder went down too.

Facebook, Instagram and Tinder are down. Twitter, let us go, we will finally be free.

kelly oxford@kellyoxfordFollow

Facebook, Instagram and Tinder are down. Twitter, let us go, we will finally be free.

6:29 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The world's news outlets rushed to report this important news.

Thankfully, everyone on the internet kept a sense of perspective and in no way sensationalised the situation.

Facebook and Tinder are down. So this is what the apocalypse looks like.

Adrian Carrasquillo@CarrasquilloFollow

Facebook and Tinder are down. So this is what the apocalypse looks like.

6:33 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Facebook is down,instagram is down, blizzard is hitting the east coast are these signs of the apocalypse?

Curtis Sheehan@CurtisSheehanFollow

Facebook is down,instagram is down, blizzard is hitting the east coast are these signs of the apocalypse?

6:47 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Facebook is down, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are coming!. #FacebookDown

Φ@FrikiOficialFollow

Facebook is down, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are coming!. #FacebookDown

7:20 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"@abcnews: #BREAKING: Social media services Facebook and Instagram appear to be down."

Pete Nowakowski@petenowakowskiFollow

"@abcnews: #BREAKING: Social media services Facebook and Instagram appear to be down."

6:49 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@facebook, hold me, tell me it's going to be all right.

Max Toomey@MaxToomeyFollow

@facebook, hold me, tell me it's going to be all right.

6:44 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

NEXT YOU'LL TELL ME GRINDR IS DOWN AND THEN TWITTER WILL GO DOWN. AND THEN SNAPCHAT. WHY DONT I JUST DIE. #SocialMeltdown2015

Nick Hart@hausofnickFollow

NEXT YOU'LL TELL ME GRINDR IS DOWN AND THEN TWITTER WILL GO DOWN. AND THEN SNAPCHAT. WHY DONT I JUST DIE. #SocialMeltdown2015

6:33 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

People on Twitter upon hearing Facebook and Instagram are down:

Ian Padgham@origifulFollow

People on Twitter upon hearing Facebook and Instagram are down:

6:28 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The usual suspects were blamed.

Facebook down. Instagram down. North Korea? Or Tom from Myspace #backfromthedead #receipt

Justin Roberts@JustinRobertsFollow

Facebook down. Instagram down. North Korea? Or Tom from Myspace #backfromthedead #receipt

6:44 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

People dispensed helpful advice.

Hey Mark, did you try turning it off and on again?

Alan Wong@byAlanWongFollow

Hey Mark, did you try turning it off and on again?

7:02 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And alternatives were suggested.

This is LiveJournal's moment. I can feel it. #SocialMeltdown2015

Kristin Chirico@lolacoasterFollow

This is LiveJournal's moment. I can feel it. #SocialMeltdown2015

6:32 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Manual Facebook Update Protocols Engaged: #FacebookDown

King Podge@kingpodgeFollow

Manual Facebook Update Protocols Engaged: #FacebookDown

6:53 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Thank god for Twitter.

Facebook and instagram are down. Whole world comes to twitter to complain about it. 😂

sad boy ☹⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀@_FameCAFollow

Facebook and instagram are down. Whole world comes to twitter to complain about it.

6:48 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The hacker group Lizard Squad has said it is responsible for the outage. Over Christmas, the group claimed to be behind the Microsoft and Sony gaming network hacks.

However, ITV News reported that both Facebook and Instagram denied being hacked, blaming the outage on "a change that affected our configuration systems".