Facebook Down: Users Reporting Widespread Problems On Site And Instagram

A familiar site around the world right now

A familiar site around the world right now

WhatsApp was reported to have similar problems, as well as trouble sending photos.

According to downdetector.com, which monitors websites, the outages started around 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday in parts of the USA, including the East and West Coast, parts of Europe and elsewhere.

Some Facebook and Instagram users experienced connection issues Wednesday afternoon, as Facebook said it was working to fix the problem.

Facebook and Instagram have been experiencing issues today. Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes. "Thanks for your patience as we improve the site". It's possible that your friends will be able to access the site while your account is still unavailable.

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"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", a Facebook spokesperson told cnet.com.

USAToday.com reported that Facebook users have clicked over to Twitter, where the hashtag #facebookdown is trending, but the story said it is not clear at this time what's causing the issue.

"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps". 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.

This story is developing.

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