People go to Twitter to see if Facebook and Instagram are down

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Some outlets, like PIX11, are reporting the outage has also affected Instagram, another one of Facebook's properties.

Facebook has confirmed a widespread outage impacting users' ability to access the social network and Instagram across the USA and parts of Europe.

A Facebook outage appears to be affecting a huge number of users with more than 12,000 reports posted to the website status service Down Detector. The live outage map as of 1 p.m. Wednesday still shows heavy outages stateside, and in South America and Europe.

Meanwhile, 30 per cent of users have been left unable to access the website, and another 20 per cent are unable to login at all.


Outage Report said it has received more than 8,000 complaints regarding both social network sites and categorized the incidents as "extreme".

As a reaction to (probably) missing Facebook, people took to Twitter to complain about the absence of access to two other social media networks.

It wasn't just you who noticed that your Facebook page and Instagram pages weren't loading today.

Nearly 90 per cent of problems on Facebook in the United Kingdom were reported as total blackouts or users being unable to log in, while on Instagram the core issue was with its news feed.

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