You’re not alone: Facebook & Instagram are experiencing issues

Hand holding iPhone 6S with open Facebook app on screenVARIOUS

Hand holding iPhone 6S with open Facebook app on screenVARIOUS

Have you noticed any problems on Facebook or Instagram?

When I turned to Facebook's support page, I saw this. Similarly, messages transmitted through WhatsApp or Messenger aren't sending. Please don't call triple zero to let us know'.

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

Instagram did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment on the apparent outage or the issues with the platform. Of course, while the giant company is a major force in the industry, it is not the only social media game in town.

"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", a Facebook spokesperson told PJ Media in a statement. "We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can do".

Facebook has since responded to the issues on Twitter (ironic), saying that they are working to resolve the problems at hand.

Raiders to sign tackle Brown to $66M deal
Don't be surprised if Oakland replaces Osemele's salary with another highly paid offensive lineman. The Raiders reportedly made another trade not long after acquiring Brown.

Based on the reactions, it looks like tons of users are migrating from Facebook and Instagram to Twitter to get their social media fix and figure out what the heck is going on.

Facebook is experiencing the worst outage in its history, with essential services left unusable for global users. The exact timeline varies from one account to the other. Instagram stories and direct messages are also affected, along with WhatsApp messages for certain regions. As of 5:45am WA time service was restored to some but other users were still reporting problems.

On Messenger, many users were not able to connect to the server at all and reported that they were not receiving messages.

A multi-hour outage affecting multiple Facebook services is rare, if not unprecedented.

No, you're not the only one who can not post to Facebook or Instagram.

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