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

Arturo Kim
March 14, 2019

Facebook and Instagram are having technical issues as users reported problems with the social media sites Wednesday.

Facebook is now down with people all around the globe having difficulty accessing the world's largest social network. A recent post from the official Facebook Twitter account assures users that the team is working on resolving the various errors plaguing Facebook as well as its related services and platforms. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", Facebook said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. Some users have regular access, and some have intermittent access.

The company also posted a thread on Twitter confirming the outage.

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram were out primarily in major urban areas across the United States and Europe, along with parts of South America.

Shit sucks, basically. Shit sucks so much that some desperate Facebook and Instagram users are calling the cops, urging them to do something about this global outage.

The reports first surfaced in the early morning (AEDT) and all three services continue to be causing headaches for users.

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Some users reflected on how the outage had exposed their reliance on the social media networks.

According to News 6 sister station WPLG, some WhatsApp users were also experiencing problems.

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Facebook is in the midst of its biggest outage in recent memory.

Instagram is a lot more vague with their error and simply gives a bland message stating "we couldn't connect" and to just try again later.

As for Facebook, The Verge reports that their ad section wasn't working.

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