The best reactions to Facebook and Instagram going down today

Mega-outage took Facebook Instagram and Whats App down for 14 hours

Sadly Facebook appears to be back up and running

A number of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp users have said the websites are down. This message says Facebook will be back in a few minutes, but the problems have persisted for a longer time.

This usually means we're making an improvement to the database your account is stored on.

The social media giant posted a message on Twitter saying it was "working to resolve the issue as soon as possible".

Instagram and Facebook are experiencing at least partial outages around the world.

Downdetector.com has seen a spike in problem reports since about 11:00 CST.

Users quickly began complaining about issues with creating posts, as well as looking at content on the website.

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The story said that Facebook has confirmed the outages which prevent some users from commenting on posts or updating their statuses.

Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram have been down for six hours, considered extremely long for the platforms.

Earlier in Facebook's history, technical issues were a more common occurrence as the social network raced to keep up with explosive user growth. That said, the only Facebook-owned app that is now not experiencing any problems is WhatsApp.

Others seem to be able to log into the social network, but their feeds won't load. Many people went on Twitter to vent their frustration.

Further updates will appear as we get them.

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