Facebook, messenger, and Instagram down across Europe and US

Kelley Robertson
March 14, 2019

Facebook has said it is working to resolve issues disrupting image-sharing site Instagram and messaging application WhatsApp services.

We can confirm that Facebook's Workplace and Work Chat apps are also affected by this outage.

Social media giants, Facebook and Instagram, are experiencing issues, which means an outage.

"We're working on getting it fixed as soon as we can", a message told many users as they tried to post content.

Facebook and Instagram are having technical issues as users reported problems with the social media sites Wednesday. Ads Manager is the self-serve advertising website that millions of marketers use to schedule their campaigns across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. Some have speculated that it's the longest Facebook outage ever.

Many users said they could not send messages and after re-installing the app they could not log in.

Several advertisers and marketers confirmed that the ad platform was down for them, and it was a topic of discussion online, as well.

For Facebook, DownDetector.com states that out of reported problems, 34 percent can't log in to their accounts, 33 percent can't access their newsfeed and 32 percent are experiencing a total blackout. According to the message, Facebook will be up and running "within a few minutes" but people are still reporting problems with the site.

We will update this article, as soon as we receive any updates regarding the issue.

A "DDoS" attack refers to a "denial of service" cyber-attack in which an individual or entity would overwhelm servers to block the public from accessing a certain page or network.

(And some might ask what else Twitter is good for except complaining about the other three social networks).

However, when switching over to desktop, the issues became even more apparent.

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