Facebook And Instagram Global Outages Reported

Facebook And Instagram Global Outages Reported

Facebook And Instagram Global Outages Reported

Besides Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, the company's advertising tools have also been impacted, according to its director of product, Rob Leathern. That's a reference to a distributed denial-of-service brute-force attack, in which networks are overloaded with bogus traffic created to disrupt service.

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

Other users said the outage was light relief.

According to Facebook's developer dashboard, it's been six hours since the social media website and app went down for millions of people.

It appears like similar problems could be causing Facebook's photo-sharing social network Instagram to be down too.

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But since approximately 9:00 am PT/11:00 am CT this morning, users across the globe have been encountering issues with Facebook's apps.

Social media fiends are in a panic as popular social media apps hit the skids.

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

Many people are venting about the problems on Facebook competitor Twitter. Others are just reporting problems with the newsfeed or login areas. Some users saw a message, saying Facebook was down for "required maintenance". While there isn't enough information available at the moment, people are coming up with a lot of possible stories, including a DDoS attack.

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