A server tray in Facebook's Forest City, North Carolina, data center, 2010 Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
A server tray in Facebook's Forest City, North Carolina, data center, 2010

Facebook, Instagram Outage Spreads to Users Around the Globe

"We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”

Brandon Kochkodin (Bloomberg) -- It’s not just your Facebook page that’s down.

Users of Facebook Inc. and two of its popular side shoots, Instagram and Messenger, experienced technical difficulties around the globe for hours on Wednesday.

Reports on Downdetector, a website for reporting problems on applications and websites, have ranged from troubles logging into accounts to the inability to post comments or photos.

Some users are encountering a message that indicates the site is currently down for maintenance. The site has been down since about noon eastern time.

"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,” according to a Facebook spokesperson. As of about 6:30 p.m., Facebook said it was still investigating the overall impact of the issue, "including the possibility of refunds for advertisers."

TAGS: Uptime
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