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Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffer global meltdown (and so do their users)

Wednesday night Facebook and its "family of apps" went down for a large number of global users, with many unable to post updates or send messages.
Image source: Gallo/Getty.

While some users could not gain access to Instagram and Facebook, others reported that they couldn’t send or receive messages and images over the platforms. This included WhatsApp in some cases.

People naturally flooded Twitter with concerns and reactions using the hashtags #Facebookdown and #instagramdown, which continued to trend well into Thursday morning.

Naturally, everyone was a bit concerned.

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