While a pause in access to Facebook is presumably not a problem for those under the age of 100 or so, an Instagram outage—on goddamn Thanksgiving, no less—is quite dire indeed.
In a statement shared early Thursday acknowledging the outage, an Instagram rep said the issue was being worked on but declined to offer an impassioned apology for potentially complicating untold amounts of Thanksgiving interactions.
"We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook's family of apps, including Instagram," the IG rep said. "We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible."
At the time of this writing, DownDetector had logged a peak of more than 20,000 user-submitted reports of outages for Instagram and more than 9,000 for Facebook. Considering the average user of any product or service likely rarely bothers to report such things to anyone, the actual number of outages for both is certainly much higher.
As you'll recall, Facebook and Instagram (as well as WhatsApp) endured their shittiest outage yet back in March. During that outage, access was limited for more than 24 hours.
Anyway, Twitter isn't down, so avoid the uncomfortable reality of face-to-face interaction by tweeting your complaints to Zuckerberg and company: