Facebook is down for some, Instagram is being glitchy, too

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

Users also report that Instagram has inaccessible since the same time, as has Facebook's messaging app Messenger.

We'll update this post as we hear more from Facebook.

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

The social media giant, which owns Instagram, said it was aware of issues people were having with Facebook's suite of apps. We can confirm that Facebook's Workplace and Work Chat apps are also affected by this outage.

DownDetector status suggests that the outage affects the United States, parts of Latin America, the UK, Europe, and some parts of India, Australia, Pakistan, Malaysia, and New Zealand.

Facebook hasn't revealed what caused the outage, but it said in a tweet Wednesday that it wasn't because of a cyberattack known as a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack where hackers try to crash a site by flooding it with too much traffic.

Many were quick to point out that they are frequently turning to Twitter to check if other websites are down, noting that the platform somehow is always "standing strong" despite service issues elsewhere. The issue is impacting all of Facebook's apps. WhatsApp is in the Facebook family of products too, but it seems to be working.

So of course, people are taking to Twitter for memes and mocking.

And don't worry, there's still SnapChat - so you can post selfies of yourself with weird filters; TikTok so you can pretend you're on MTV in the late '80s; oh, let's not forget YouTube where most children watch TV these days.

It is still unclear when two of the biggest social media networks will be back up and running.

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