Thousands across world report Facebook and Instagram outage

Thousands across world report Facebook and Instagram outage

Thousands across world report Facebook and Instagram outage

Down Detector maps indicated that the outage affected users worldwide.

Social media users are taking to sites like Twitter to vent their frustration about Facebook being down.

The outage occurred around 7pm with users unable to publish a post, and in some cases, even log in to the site.

If you're having trouble logging into Facebook this morning, you're not the only one.

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Shortly after 7am, service could be seen being restored.

Some users of Instagram, the picture-sharing app owned by Facebook, have also reported issues.

Facebook is down - and we don't want to over-react, but it is definitely time to panic.

The technical problems appeared to be affecting Facebook's desktop site and mobile application. "Facebook is down for maintenance right now, but you should be able to get on within a few hours". At its peak, more than 1,800 people said they were experiencing problems on the website.

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