Facebook, Instagram Down for Many Across the World

Alfred Osborne
March 14, 2019

According to downdetector.com, Facebook users in the United States are reporting issues with posting, live streaming features and a slew of other technical difficulties.

It appears Aussies have a proclivity to call the cops when things aren't going in their favour, with reports that social media users are calling the police after Instagram and Facebook went down this morning.

What they're not saying is that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook at all, let alone the family of apps.

Facebook said they are working to resolve the problems as soon as possible.

Those on Instagram were not able to refresh feeds or post new material.

Some users took to Twitter to air their grievances.

In one of its longest outages ever, Facebook was down for many users around the world yesterday and even into today.

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"Account Temporarily Unavailable", was a message that some Facebook users from across the globe discovered on checking their pages.

Angry users expressed their frustration on Twitter writing, "There is some serious problem with Instagram".

A short time later, Facebook indicated the outage was not related to an attack aimed at overwhelming the network.

Akvile DeFazio, a social media advertiser with her own agency, Akvertising, says she has been in touch with Facebook representatives.

Outages reportedly began around noon Eastern time on Wednesday afternoon.

A Down Detector map shows issues reported in the UK, Canada, Belgium and the US.

Soon after, folks started reporting that Facebook was also taking the day off, leaving people unable to access it, suggesting all was not well at Menlo Park.

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