Facebook and Instagram outage spreads to users worldwide

2014 shows Whats App and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York

2014 shows Whats App and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York

Some users are encountering a message that indicates the site is now down for maintenance.

Direct messages on Facebook and Instagram appeared to be largely unaffected.

Facebook did send a message on Twitter acknowledging the problems: "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps".

Facebook and Instagram experienced outages around the world on Wednesday. Some users saw a message, saying Facebook was down for "required maintenance".

It was unclear when the issue might be resolved. While they have not publically identified the problem, they do say that it is not a dedicated denial of service attack. "Facebook Workplace is our only channel for [communication] with the exception of email". In its live outage map, it shows that the Facebook outage is being primarily experienced in the US and Western Europe.

Sterling hailed as one of world’s best by Kompany
Yet Sterling's 46th-minute effort was initially ruled out for offside after Sergio Agüero touched the ball towards him. To have the ability to unlock defences when they defend with so many bodies is the sign of a top, top, top player ".

"I figured this could happen eventually but it's extremely crippling to be part of this monopoly".

The outage includes Oculus, Facebook's virtual reality company and Workplace, its corporate comunications software. The hashtag, #InstagramDown, is also trending on Twitter. Individual users have been able to post sporadically throughout the outage. Additionally, Instagram wouldn't redirect to other people's pages.

Social media fiends are in a panic as popular social media apps hit the skids.

Some joked that the lack of access to Facebook would deprive them of validation.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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