9 of the best memes from when Instagram and WhatsApp were down
Last night saw a worldwide outage of Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp for almost six hours, and naturally, chaos ensued.
Facebook Inc. said that a "faulty configuration change" was responsible for the problems, and, after what felt like days, all three platforms were eventually up and running late last night.
In the meantime social media savants flocked to Twitter - sure where else would they go? - to share their bafflement at the sorry state of affairs, as well as some top-tier memes.
Many had their hearts in the right place, and urged social media users to look out for those who are particularly vulnerable during this troubling time.
Check in on your influencer friends today ♥️
— Harry Hill (@veryharryhill) October 4, 2021
Others felt the need for the social media platforms of times gone by.
is vine down for anyone?
— Wahlid Mohammad (@Wahlid) October 4, 2021
Lest we forget.
Netflix wasted no time in paying tribute to Twitter, who played a blinder in hosting hoards of new users last night.
When Instagram & Facebook are down. pic.twitter.com/mVFlVOOCOC
— Netflix (@netflix) October 4, 2021
In a similar vein, one user felt that desperate times called for desperate measures, and there was only thing for it.
WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have all gone down.
It's time, y'all. pic.twitter.com/ixT7pKnRSv
— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) October 4, 2021
For some, old fashioned texting felt like uncharted territory.
me trying to get in contact with people with WhatsApp down pic.twitter.com/cciMdyfIaV
— Sophie Hall-oween 🎃 (@SophLouiseHall) October 4, 2021
Naturally, IT Crowd references were flooding Twitter, and Chris O'Dowd himself chimed in.
Fixed it. Sorry. You won’t believe what worked. #facebookdown
— chris o'dowd (@BigBoyler) October 4, 2021
Michael Fry summed up the experience perfectly with a short video.
People you went to school with logging in to their dormant Twitter account now that Instagrams down. pic.twitter.com/UsWkcZB9Px
— Michael Fright (@BigDirtyFry) October 4, 2021
Some feared that the outage would force them to endure the corporate hellscape that is LinkdedIn.
Leaving work early cause Instagram is down and I’m not gonna spend half an hour hiding in the jacks on LinkedIn like
— spochadóir (@spochadoir) October 4, 2021
Others, meanwhile, were happy to enjoy the ride.
me scrolling through all the memes and tweets about Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down: pic.twitter.com/L4kehz4eBB
— hameed (@_hameedk17) October 4, 2021