Twitter flourished with memes as Whatsapp and Instagram went down

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Millions of people around the world complained of difficulty in uploading images, videos, and sending other files on Facebook, and its sister services Instagram and Whatsapp, yesterday after a “routine maintenance” glitch.

People suffered globally as social media applications went down. Facebook reported that an unspecified problem occurred during the routine maintenance that took hours to resolve. Acknowledging the inconvenience, Facebook after fixing the bug stated it was “back at 100 percent”.

“The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100 percent for everyone,” the company tweeted at 00:06 GMT on Thursday, adding they were sorry for “any inconvenience” caused.

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The Facebook spokesperson, speaking on behalf of other services, explained that a “routine maintenance operation” accidentally triggered a bug which made it difficult for the users to upload their images and videos.

And Twitter took over as the primary mode of communication around the world. Later in the day Twitter also complained of problems in sending direct messages.

Twitter acknowledged the problem, saying “we’re currently having some issues with the DM delivery and notifications. We’re working on a fix and will follow up as soon as we have an update for you. Apologies for the inconvenience.”

Around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Twitter’s support account revealed that the situation was almost completely resolved. “There may be some residual effects for a small group of people, but overall your DMs should be working properly now. We appreciate your patience!”

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Earlier this year, an outage lasting 24-hours hit Facebook and “server configuration change” was blamed for the breakdown in the services. The March 13 outage was believed to be the worst of the internet giant, which hit an estimated 2.7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram.

Meanwhile, netizens shared hilarious reactions to the temporary outage of the social media applications on Twitter.