Facebook, Instagram down for some users across the world

Facebook and Instagram applications are shown on the screen of an iPhone in Zagreb Croatia

Facebook and Instagram applications are shown on the screen of an iPhone in Zagreb Croatia

Have you noticed any problems on Facebook or Instagram?

According to downdetector.com, which monitors websites, the outages started around 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday in parts of the US, including the East and West Coast, parts of Europe and elsewhere.

Even rapper Soulja Boy joined the conversation tweeting, "Wtf is wrong with Instagram s- not working oh well time to make my own app".

"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", the spokesperson said.

As far as we're aware, Google is back to normal by now, and Facebook is still working to right its servers and connectivity.

Facebook weren't the only ones turning to Twitter in the absence of their other social media apps, with many making jokes about the outage.

This outage started within the last hour and according to the site outage.report it is affecting users all over the world including in the USA, Europe, and Asia.

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

Earlier today, a lot of Google services were down and lot of users couldn't access services like Google Drive, Hangouts and among others.

Users cited snags not only with Facebook, but also its photo-sharing site Instagram, the messaging tools Messenger and Whatsapp and Oculus virtual reality devices.

A DDoS attack is a distributed denial-of-service disruption that attempts to interrupt the normal stream of traffic using a network.

On its developer site, Facebook said: "We are now experiencing issues that may cause some API requests to take longer or fail unexpectedly". Facebook said it was still investigating the overall impact, "including the possibility of refunds for advertisers". However, users across the globe have complained about not being able to access the site. It's worldwide, but appears to be hitting the USA and Europe particularly hard.

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

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