Published: Wed, November 21, 2018
IT | By Emmett Cole

Facebook and Instagram are reportedly down right now

Facebook and Instagram are reportedly down right now

To view your Facebook usage, open the mobile app and select the More tab (three-lined icon) Settings & Privacy Your Time on Facebook.

Facebook has confirmed the outage on its developer site.

Instagram also acknowledged extended downtime.

Neither Facebook or Instagram has commented on the cause of the issue.

#FacebookDown and #InstagramDown were trending worldwide on Twitter. Sound off in the comments section, down below, and let us know if you can get into your FB or Insta accounts!

Less than a day beforehand, Facebook's Messenger app crashed for hundreds of thousands of people around the world late on Monday evening. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", Facebook said in a Twitter post at 1535 GMT.

A map from DownDetector.com, a website that tracks online service interruptions, showed a widespread outage in the United States, with users on the East Coast having the most difficulty accessing Facebook.

Problems appear to have started just before 1pm after a brief outage early this morning.

Outage monitor Down Detector is still registering hundreds of reports from users claiming they are unable to access the social media site as normal.

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