Facebook and Instagram are having technical issues as users reported problems with the social media sites Wednesday.
Facebook posted to Twitter reassuring users that the site would be back online. It also said the outage is not related to a DDoS attack.
"We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible," the Facebook account said on Twitter .
According to downdetector.com , Facebook users in the United States are reporting issues with posting, live streaming features and a slew of other technical difficulties.
The live outage map on downdetector.com shows outages spread across the U.S.
While some are reporting slower loading times or the inability to send messages, some are saying they can't login to the site at all or use the app.
Users also took to Twitter to report the issues (and make the traditional #FacebookDown jokes, obviously.)
Facebook is down. I repeat, we have a #FacebookDown. pic.twitter.com/pyjDqQaoKz
— PatrickJDoody (@PatrickJDoody) March 13, 2019
Really?#Facebookdown when I'm trying to cover a #BombCyclone?! 💣🌀 pic.twitter.com/hp6tNmqnWj
— Anica Padilla (@AnicaPadilla) March 13, 2019
#Facebook doing scheduled maintenance in the middle of the day is .......curious #FacebookDown pic.twitter.com/jQEXsZVU2l
— Kemo - Your Dad's Web Admin (@KhalidBalid) March 13, 2019
Can’t reply with a witty comment on a Facebook post. Dammit. The moment’s gone.#facebookdown pic.twitter.com/ti6t1iSVXw
— 💙Heather 💚 (@hevcom) March 13, 2019
Facebook users logging on to social media site reported getting a message stating that the site was doing "required maintenance." According to the message, Facebook will be up and running "within a few minutes" but people are still reporting problems with the site.
According to downdetector.com, users are also having problems with Instagram .
Some are reporting problems with the app loading slowly, feeds not refreshing and some can't login at all.
well instagram is down so hello twitter pic.twitter.com/V6hwESESEV
— shoval (@rosesforpjk) March 13, 2019
Me waiting for Instagram to be fine again#instagramdown #Instagram pic.twitter.com/HwDwoTQXMv
— Alex Quotes (@Alex_moods) March 13, 2019
Me: Instagram and Facebook are down.
Wife: Oh, no. You'll have to interact with people in person.
Me: No. There's still Twitter.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) March 13, 2019
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