Facebook and Instagram down - social media sites crash globally

It's not clear if the two outages were connected

It's not clear if the two outages were connected

Multiple users said that heading to home page of Facebook showed only a "service unavailable" message.

The outage comes days after a new update, "Remove for Everyone", which give users 10 minutes to unsend or delete a sent message.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Instagram also acknowledged extended downtime.

Users erupted on Twitter and #FacebookDown quickly spread. #InstagramDown is also trending on Twitter.

According to the site downdetector there have been reports of problems accessing Facebook and Instgram from far and wide - including the USA, Vietnam, Argentina and the UK.

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This is the second time this month users of the platform reported the site not operating at its full potential.

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

Facebook's Messenger app is reportedly down around the world on both desktop and mobile.

Soon, Facebook was finally able to pinpoint the cause of the issue.

Facebook's outage appears to be global.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back up after a 13-hour outage that affected some users throughout the world, the company confirmed.

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