Facebook Messenger DOWN: WhatsApp rival NOT WORKING as users report issues

13 March, 2019, 23:36 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Thomas Trutschel

The issue was also impacting Instagram.

Millions of people are having trouble accessing the two social media websites, and have been for hours, after a reported outage on both services.

Instagram users have reported being unable to refresh the feed, log in, or access the desktop site.

In another tweet, the company added that it can confirm that the issue is NOT related to a DDoS attack.

'We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible'. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", a Facebook spokesperson wrote in an email to Mashable.

Users were wondering if they were blocked by Instagram or if they were simply one of many users dealing with the issues Wednesday.

According to Down Detector, a website that tracks online service interruptions, most of the outage was in Europe and on America's East and West coasts.

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Are you experiencing problems with Facebook and Instagram today?

Facebook did not give an estimate for when they expect the problem to be resolved.

The last time Facebook went down was November 20 - and it took Instagram with it then as well.

Right now, news outlets aren't sure how you're getting to this article because Facebook drives so much traffic.

The outage is occurring against a political backdrop of legislators in the U.S. and beyond considering whether large technology firms - not just Facebook - should be broken up.

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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