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Panic as Facebook, Instagram go offline

Social media users went into a panic mode Tuesday morning after Facebook and Instagram suffered an extensive outage affecting users in Africa, United States, Asia and Australia.

The two have billions of private and public pictures and videos of users between them.

“We’re aware of an outage affecting Instagram and are working on a fix. Thank you for your patience,” tweeted Instagram on Tuesday morning.

Facebook, with more 1.3 billion subscribers as of June last year, are yet to communicate.

It is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Instagram, which hit 200 million users in 2014, is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.