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People are having issues accessing Facebook's family of apps

#FaceBookDown And #InstagramDown


On Wednesday, at around 12 p.m. ET Facebook and Instagram users reported FaceBook & Instagram are very slow and getting issues while logging in and loading posts on their feed which is persisted on Thursday morning as well. 


“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,” the official Twitter  handle of Facebook stated in a tweet.


Instagram, meanwhile, tweeted: “We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP.”


Some folks get a warning that says Facebook is doing “required maintenance” while others are getting a full on error message with the note, “We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.”


Hmmmm, maintenance in the middle of a Wednesday, not overnight like most IT services.


Facebook finally tweeted - two hours after they started having issues.


WhatsApp also is in the Facebook family of products, but it seems to be working.


The last time Facebook went down was Nov. 20 - and it took Instagram with it then as well. That outage was the second time that month.


So of course, people are taking to Twitter for memes and mocking.


The outage not only affected people in the U.S. but also Central and South America Europe and Australia, according to Down Detectorthis link opens in a new tab.


Angry users expressed their frustrationthis link opens in a new tab on Twitter writing, “There is some serious problem with Instagram. Suddenly it stopped working. Can’t send any messages. Got logged out. Can’t sign in. Trying to reset password. But it’s not working.”


Right now, news outlets aren’t sure how you’re getting to this article because Facebook drives so much traffic... So thanks for clicking!


Don’t worry, there’s still SnapChat - so you can post selfies of yourself with weird filters; TikTok so you can pretend you’re on MTV in the late ’80s; oh, let’s not forget YouTube where most children watch TV these days.


And there’s probably some other underground social media network your kids aren’t telling you about.

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