Facebook Down: Users Reporting Widespread Problems On Site And Instagram

Can't update status? Facebook and Instagram are down

Facebook's main product, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected.

Even Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp servers were down, as per social media.

Facebook did not say what was causing the outages.

Certain users around the world were facing trouble in accessing widely used Instagram, Whatsapp, and Facebook apps earlier on Wednesday, in one of the longest outages faced by the company in the recent past.

Via its Twitter account, Facebook said the outage was not due to a "distributed denial of service" or DDoS attack, a type of attack that hackers use to interrupt service to a site. Facebook issued a message stating that the company is aware of the outage and is working on a fix.

A third-party outage map suggested the problem was global - DownDetector monitors posts on other social networks for users mentioned a loss of service elsewhere.

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Of course, Facebook and Instagram taking to Twitter to issue a statement about the issues prompted some solid tweets. Facebook did not provide an update.

"Ya'll, I haven't gotten my daily dosage of dank memes and I think that's why I'm cranky".

Others didn't have any issues using the website or the app.

According to the BBC, this is worst outage in Facebook's history.

Many people are venting about the problems on Facebook competitor Twitter. At the moment they could only confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.

Many shared jokes about the social media outage leading to the collapse of society, as "nobody remembers how to reach loved ones or eat food without posting updates".

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