Facebook And Instagram Down Globally In Apparent Outage

You’re not alone Facebook & Instagram are experiencing issues

You’re not alone Facebook & Instagram are experiencing issues

Thousands of users say they are experiencing outages on Facebook at this time.

Millions of people are having trouble accessing the two social media websites, and have been for hours, after a reported outage on both services. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", the Facebook account said on Twitter.

Facebook has not commented on the issue.

Facebook confirmed the platform-wide issue Wednesday afternoon, but had not yet released a fix as of about four hours after the outage first struck.

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Certain people attempting to use Facebook are seeing a message stating that the social network is "down for maintenance".

Additionally, The Verge reports that some users are experiencing similar problems with Mark Zuckerberg's original social network.

According to the website downdetector.com, outages were heaviest in North America and Europe, but some users appeared to be affected in other regions.

Service continues to be disrupted on Facebook's main app, Messsenger, Instagram and Whatsapp.

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Instagram is also owned by Facebook Inc.

"We are now experiencing issues that may cause some API requests to take longer or fail unexpectedly".

While desktop versions aren't even loading for many users, apps do load the content, but you can't post new status updates or send / receive messages.

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