Is Facebook or Instagram not loading on this Wednesday afternoon? You aren’t alone. There have been outage reports for Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, across social media networks worldwide. Many decided to post on Twitter with the hashtag #facebookdown to make it a trending topic in the U.S. According to website monitoring service Down Detector, company is experiencing issues across a large portion of the U.S. and Europe as well as less reports from South America and Asia. Read more for a video about Facebook’s privacy plans and for additional information about this outage.
“Facebook went down around 10pm IST. The global outage however started somewhere around 9:38pm. The live map showed Facebook was down in many parts globally including India. Around the same time, photo sharing app Instagram also went down. It appears that Facebook and Instagram were affected by the same issue which caused the global outage,” reports Hindustan Times.