Social networking applications Facebook and Instagram were not available to users in India and countries like the UK, US and Brazil on Thursday, November 28. 


The reason was that these two apps, owned by Facebook, were down owning to a central software failure, reports India Today

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While the Facebook login page simply said: Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can, Instagram admitted: Oops, an error has occurred. 

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Of course, within minutes #InstagramDown and #FacebookDown started trending on Twitter and netizens had a gala dissing the two applications. 

Well Mr. Zuckerberg, some catching up to do here!