Is Facebook down? Some FB/IG users experiencing major issues

Is Facebook down? Some FB/IG users experiencing major issues

Users across the globe experienced problems sending messages on Facebook's messaging apps Messenger and Whatsapp.

Some Facebook and Instagram users experienced complications on Wednesday.

Facebook did not say what was causing the outages.

Social media users got a glimpse of the "apocalypse" when Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp services went down last night.

The tech major confirmed that the problem was not related to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber attack. They also mentioned that they are working to resolve it as soon as possible.

A site that monitors website outages, said the Facebook problem also affected parts of the USA, including the East and West Coast; parts of Europe and elsewhere.


Instagram has also tweeted, "We're aware of an issue impacting people's access to Instagram right now".

In a DDoS attack, hackers use computer networks they control to send such a large number of requests for information from websites that servers that host them can no longer handle the traffic and the sites become unreachable.

"I'm trying to communicate with my team in NY".

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

The hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown have been used more than 150,000 times so far. The three popular social media platforms are now experiencing outages at the moment making it hard to view your latest feed and posting new updates.

Some users reflected on how the outage had exposed their reliance on the social media networks, while some joked that the lack of access to Facebook would deprive them of validation.

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