Facebook and Instagram down; users taking to Twitter


Users looking for answers headed to Twitter, where the #facebookdown hashtag rapidly started trending.

"Earlier today, a server configuration caused intermittent problems across all apps globally creating a degraded experience for users".

Facebook acknowledged their mistake and apologised to the users.

It appears that the problems is affecting a large part of the United States, the United Kingdom as well as some parts of europe and Asia.

Thousands of users across the world have reported the outage.

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And the company confirmed the outages in an email to the news outlet.

"We know some people are having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps".

Social media platform Facebook and its subsidiary services suffered a major outage across global regions for the second time this month. Facebook also released a statement that it was looking in to issue and get back online. He says, "Let me tell you the difference between Facebook and everyone else, we don't crash EVER! We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", Facebook tweeted. Instagram is also owned by Facebook, Inc.

It's called Your Time on Facebook and it's now only available through the mobile app.