Some Facebook and Instagram users are experiencing problems with the social media networks this Wednesday, and the outage appears to be affecting people all over the world, according to multiple reports.
The website downdetector.com displayed a map of the outage, showing the majority of people affected along the U.S. West Coast and Northeast, Mexico, and Europe. The website reported that the problems began just before 9 a.m.
Facebook tweeted Wednesday, “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.
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.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
#Facebookdown was trending on Twitter with users both lamenting and making fun of the widespread outage.
The date is March 14th 2019. 24hrs after #facebookdown
Nobody remembers how to reach loved ones or eat food without posting updates and the global economy has collapsed.
The few Facebook users that migrated to twitter were among the lucky few to once again connect. pic.twitter.com/Q8OvfWc2uk
— Elevator Thoughts (@Jonny_LDN) March 13, 2019
— Joyful Joey (@JoeyJoyful) March 13, 2019
Marking myself safe during the great Facebook/Instagram outage of 2019 #FacebookDown
— Jimmer James Shirley (@JagerMunkey) March 13, 2019