The global outage on Facebook Inc.’s platforms, including WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, left NetGen running on Twitter as usual to see if they were merely experiencing problems. Soon, many people sensed their anger, others shared hilarious memes to deal with the situation.
While a lot of users were unable to send and receive messages, others complained that they failed to log into the WhatsApp web. On Instagram, posts would not load and people struggled to watch videos and reels. According to the popular downtime reporting service Doundetector, the issue began in India around 11pm on Friday night.
Netizens around the world have flooded the micro-blogging site with jokes and mimes, with most saying how this problem has become a constant problem these days. Some even joked about how such outages are a joy for rival companies like Signal and Telegram. See some of the funniest reactions here:
WhatsApp and Instagram is Down ..
Meanwhile Twitter: pic.twitter.com/4NCPkVyNBQ
– رومانا (@RomanaRaza) March 19, 2021
Instagram influencers when Instagram is down. pic.twitter.com/tE6qxPgccc
– Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) March 19, 2021
– Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 19, 2021
When people switch to Signal messenger when Whatsapp is down for sometime.
– Vishcomical (@vishcomical) March 19, 2021
Twitter rn: pic.twitter.com/M5xus0sbxT
– 🆁🅸🆂🅷🅰🅱🅷 ⍟ (@rishabh_memes) March 19, 2021
– Piyush (@PJ_CRACKER) March 19, 2021
Instagram and WhatsApp pic.twitter.com/FYBe7NVunz
– The Curry Muncher (@Paprikaashh) March 19, 2021
facebook, instagram, whatsapp: pic.twitter.com/96TNhI4GQk
– Neeche Se Topper (@NeecheSeTopper) March 19, 2021
– jiⓂ️bo (@ jimbo_world1) March 19, 2021