Facebook, Instagram experience widespread outages

alexsl/iStock(NEW YORK) — Eager posters everywhere were forced to table foodie photos, kid pics, sponsored influencer posts and relationship status updates for a little while as Facebook and Instagram experienced widespread outages Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps,” a Facebook spokesperson told ABC News. “We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”

Word of the outages, which have lasted for several hours, spread quickly on one platform still up: Twitter, where #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown were quickly among the top trends on the site.

Many expressed relief they weren’t the only ones locked out of the platforms, while others took the opportunity to poke fun at the frustration of those who rely on the social media platforms for work.

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