Don't panic... But Facebook and Instagram are down

  • Don't panic... But Facebook and Instagram are down

Don't panic... But Facebook and Instagram are down

The story said that Facebook has confirmed the outages which prevent some users from commenting on posts or updating their statuses. In a move that might have tasted a little bitter, the social network tweeted about the disruption to ensure its audience that they were working on it.

- Facebook and Instagram were down on Wednesday, according to users worldwide.

It was unclear when the issue might be resolved.

What Do the Outages Entail?

Issues began around 4pm on Facebook with people not able to log on. "Facebook's ad section was not functioning either, and it led to an internal error when you tried to buy an ad", the website reported.

Along with reports that Facebook is down, it also appears that Instagram is also facing a major outage with hundreds of complaints that the popular photo app is offline. Some users were frustrated in attempts to sign into apps like Spotify and Tinder that require a Facebook login. On Instagram, users had trouble refreshing feeds, accessing the explore page, and posting new material.

The live outage map on downdetector.com shows outages spread across the U.S.

There's no word yet from Facebook about what is causing the problems or when things will be back online.