In a tweet, Facebook confirmed that some of its users were facing trouble in accessing the portal.
"We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible," it said in a tweet.
As soon as the two major social media portals were down Twitter was flooded with reactions and soon #facebookdown and #instagramdown started trending on number one and number two respectively, worldwide.
Meanwhile, UNESCO jumped into the fray with a tweet of its own urging users to read a book instead!
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