PARIS — Facebook and Instagram suffered outages for around 50 minutes today, with users taking to Twitter, working normally, to vent their frustrations — and cynicism — under the hashtag #facebookdown.

The services were back to normal by around 8 a.m. CET, in time for the fashion crowd to post their images at the Chanel couture show, which got under way around 10:15 a.m..

“We’re aware of an outage affecting Instagram and are working on a fix. Thank you for your patience,” Instagram had published on Twitter earlier this morning.

“This was not the result of a third-party attack, but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems,” Facebook said in a statement. “We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100 percent for everyone.”

Various parties online had earlier claimed responsibility for the outage.

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