All The Funniest Reactions To Facebook And Instagram Shutting Down For Six Hours
"Facebook is down. Quick, get your aunts and uncles vaccinated."
While Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been down across the globe, memes have been flooding the only social media pages still up and running.
The three Facebook-owned apps went down early Monday morning and only came back into service at around 9am local time. But even though the social media pages were only out for about six hours — and luckily for Australians, most of this occurred as we slept — this gave the internet ample time to churn out memes about the great social media outage of 2021.
While Facebook confirmed that they were “aware” of the issue in a tweet, sharing that they were “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible”, Twitter decided to make the most out of the situation.
Taking the opportunity to troll its biggest competitor, Twitter gleefully acknowledged that just about everyone had flocked to the platform while Facebook and Instagram were down.
hello literally everyone
— Twitter (@Twitter) October 4, 2021
Of course, a bunch of celebrities and almost every brand on Earth tried to hop in on the joke, too. But for the most part, people just united to poke fun at how fast the world descends into chaos when social media is down for only a few hours.
From laughs about finally being free from anti-vax aunts and uncles on Facebook to Squid Game-inspired jokes about Twitter finally eliminating its competition, the memes were aplenty.
So here are all the best memes about Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp being down for what felt like an eternity:
lot of top tier vaccine scientists going to have a tough time with their independent research now that facebook is down
— Dana Schwartz 🫀 (@DanaSchwartzzz) October 4, 2021
Mark Zuckerberg right now: pic.twitter.com/QzwPkJcymz
— Ntuthuko (@ntux_SA) October 4, 2021
if Facebook and IG truly shut down we gonna just be horny and wrong about politics on Yelp
— Zack Fox (@zackfox) October 4, 2021
Mark Zuckerberg has concluded his research into rating every woman on Earth and has now shut down Facebook. Thank you all for your cooperation.
— john carpenter's ben schwartz (@benschwartz_) October 4, 2021
Instagram and Facebook users checking out Twitter while they’re down pic.twitter.com/MGZoRYmRXl
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 4, 2021
facebook and whatsapp down vaccination rates abt to go up
— giabuchi (incensed italixn) (@jaboukie) October 4, 2021
with instagram down, influencers are going to have to go door to door making teenage girls feel like shit about themselves
— Erin Amok Amok Amok Ryan (@morninggloria) October 4, 2021
Congratulations, you made it to the next round pic.twitter.com/hviCZfG8q9
— drey (@Dreymwangi) October 4, 2021
hey guys. um so say i hypothetically worked at a big tech company and hypothetically spilled some diet ginger ale on the big um servers in the back room and now a lot of stuff is going wrong. what should i hypothetically do
— kristofer thomas (@kristoferthomas) October 4, 2021
tumblr when the rest of social media falls and we all come crawling back pic.twitter.com/OACVnTaNNq
— brittany boo (@brittania_) October 4, 2021
Me leaving Instagram to check on Twitter if it’s down #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/Uv1f0S0v92
— Hemanth (@hemanth09__) October 4, 2021
Instagram being down is making it really fucking hard for me to post my spotify links that absolutely no one cares about
— Lil Sasquatch (@lilsasquatch66) October 4, 2021
Me after switching between my wifi and data only to realise that instagram and facebook are down #instagramdown
— Benji (@Cule_Ben) October 4, 2021
Goodbye to all the friends I have never bothered to get the phone number of because we communicate exclusively over insta and messenger
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) October 4, 2021
WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook eliminated.
Only Twitter made it to the second game. pic.twitter.com/YfPETCPsHj
— Miguel ♡ | RAWE CEEK 🇹🇷 (@FormulaMiguel) October 4, 2021
God help us if there’s a photogenic sunset tonight.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) October 4, 2021
When Instagram & Facebook are down. pic.twitter.com/mVFlVOOCOC
— Netflix (@netflix) October 4, 2021
Let's keep Facebook down until we reach herd immunity
— Katie Rife (@RifewithKatie) October 4, 2021
Mark trying to fix Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook at the same time. pic.twitter.com/n0WZSwLYon
— Mazi Gburugburu Son (@Maziify07) October 4, 2021
Facebook is down. Quick, get your aunts and uncles vaccinated
— Cam (@cameron_kasky) October 4, 2021