Facebook & Instagram experience massive outage across US & Europe

Posted March 14, 2019

Users also report that Instagram has inaccessible since the same time, as has Facebook's messaging app Messenger.

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Millions of Facebook and Instagram users have been forced to vent their frustration via Twitter after the social media networks experienced an unexplained outage across the United States and Europe.

On the image-sharing site Instagram, one of the most popular social networks among Israelis, users were having trouble reading and posting, though the website seemed worse affected than mobile apps.

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"Facebook will be back soon", according to a message posted on the social networking site shortly after the outage began early Wednesday afternoon. When attempting to do so, they are given errors or maintenance messages stating that the services are aware of the problem and are working on restoring access.

Instagram did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment on the apparent outage or the issues with the platform.

A member of the Facebook team posted on the developer platform status page stating, "We are now experiencing issues that may cause some API requests to take longer or fail unexpectedly".

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Social media users have written in from Canada and Las Vegas to point out the outages in their part of the world.

For most of the day, the hashtags #FacebookDown, #InstagramDown, and more were featured prominently in Twitter's trending section. It didn't help. I tried to delete then reinstall the app now I can't login bc it's not loading all my other apps work so I know it's not my WiFi.

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