Facebook and Instagram now suffering worldwide outage

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While Facebook users tend to freak out at even the smallest problems, the current outage is much, much longer than usual.

This usually means we're making an improvement to the database your account is stored on.

The outages were reported in the USA on the East and West Coasts, as well as in parts of Europe and in other parts of the world, according to Downdetector.

"We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP", wrote Instagram.

It added: "Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes". We've been aware of this throughout the day and are just waiting on Facebook.

According to some media reports, the site remains down for some users. The outage is so big that it has forced Facebook to use Twitter and deliver news updates to its users. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", a Facebook statement said on Twitter.

Facebook tweeted it was aware of the problems and was working on a solution. WhatsApp, Facebook's other messaging app, had similar problems.

When some users try to post they are met with an error message.

Facebook, the social networking platform used by billions worldwide, went down Wednesday.

And there's probably some other underground social media network your kids aren't telling you about.

While there isn't enough information available at the moment, people are coming up with a lot of possible stories, including a DDoS attack.

Meanwhile, cloud monitoring outfit ThousandEyes said it's more likely an application-layer screw-up, and not routing related.

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