Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
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Facebook, Instagram Down for Many Across the World

Facebook, Instagram Down for Many Across the World

The issue also affected Facebook Workplace, the companies service for businesses to communicate internally.

Facebook has acknowledged that its family of apps is going through troubles and promises to resolve the issue ASAP.

While there has been speculation that the site may have been targeted by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, the firm said this is not the case.

Both Facebook and Instagram are having issues as a blizzard takes aim at Colorado.

The website Down Detector showed a surge in complaints today with users in Europe, the United States and Asia among the worst-hit.


Social media users flocked to Twitter to complain about the outage after finding that not only is Facebook down, but Instagram is too.

Thousands of users say they are experiencing outages on Facebook at this time. Many people report a similar problem in which they can see their timelines but cannot make posts. Instagram was also not able to load itself, whereas Instagram Stories were down, direct messages and the button to post new content were also not working.

WhatsApp, on the other hand, was working fine.

Many report being unable to post, share, or like.

Many shared jokes about the social media outage leading to the collapse of society, as "nobody remembers how to reach loved ones or eat food without posting updates".

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