Facebook, messenger, and Instagram down across Europe and US

Can't update status? Facebook and Instagram are down

Facebook platforms suffer outages in Americas and Europe

Facebook said its engineers were working to restore the platform and its other apps that the apparent outage affected.

'We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps, ' the firm Tweeted about two hours into the outage.

Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram are partially down for many users.

Third-party outage tracker Down Detector said the worst hotspots were in California and NY in the USA, and in the UK.

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Other users noted that attempting to use Facebook to sign into apps like Tinder or Spotify wasn't working either.

According to CNET, Facebook and its sister site Instagram have been having problems since 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Facebook and Instagram are partially down for many users around the world on Wednesday.

Some advertisers were more concerned by not being able to access Ads Manager.

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Social media users flocked to Twitter to complain about the outage after finding that not only is Facebook down, but Instagram is too.

For a company as big as Facebook, downtime is normally never an issue, but it is interesting to see how quickly they're going to deal with this.

Facebook makes more than $90 million a day in ad revenue, so any extended outage of its main advertising conduit adds up.

The social network probably wants to defend against any suggestions that users' private data may be compromised again.

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