Facebook and Instagram have crashed, sending thousands of users into a frenzied panic – and rediscovering Twitter
Users in the south and south-east of England started experiencing the most difficulty at around 4pm.
But now users in the US, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and parts of Europe have also shared their fury.
Both social media sites are displaying error messages once those in these areas attempt to use them.
It reads: “Oops… Something went wrong. We’re working on getting it fixed as soon as we can.”
It’s unclear what has caused the mayhem, which has lasted over one hour.
But frantic users have ranted on Twitter this afternoon.
One man posted: “Facebook & Instagram are down, which means people are quickly remembering Twitter exists.
“It’s like running out of your favorite wine, then you remember those loose Bud Lite bottles waaaaay in the back of your fridge.”