Thousands reporting issues with Facebook and Instagram

Thousands reporting issues with Facebook and Instagram

Thousands reporting issues with Facebook and Instagram

Bad news, friends: Facebook appears to be down for a large number of users.

As of 11:33 a.m., Facebook had yet to issue any information or a statement about an outage or to confirm if the website was actually down and why.

As a result, numerous affected users took things to Twitter to express their outrage in comical ways and spread the word with the hashtag #facebookdown. The technical glitch affected users in Europe, the US, Brazil, Japan and Australia.

Some people said there had been a "total blackout" which stopped them loading the site.

According to Down Detector, almost 12,000 people have said they are having issues with the social media sites.

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However, as per Down Detector, an outage-tracking website, when a few users tried opening the application it showed "an error has occurred, please try again later".

Users quickly turned to Twitter to vent their frustration at the Facebook problems. "Thanks for your patience".

Additionally, thousands also reported problems with Instagram.

Users experiencing the outage on Facebook say that they can't access the site, while others say the post box is missing or other parts of the site are not functioning properly.

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