Facebook, Instagram outage reported across the country

Facebook & Instagram down in major outage

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Reports of the outage first came in at about 8pm.

The error message that many Facebook users are reporting to have seen.

A widespread issue hit also hit Facebook in July, with Android users in some parts of the world unable to access the social network for up to ten hours.

Facebook is now down for many users.

Users flocked to Twitter on Tuesday to vent about the outage using the hashtags "FacebookDown" and "InstagramDown".

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A map from website status tracker downdetector.com showed problems concentrated on the East Coast and in Europe.

Down Detector is still registering over 300 reports from users insisting Facebook is not working as it should be.

Facebook confirmed the issues on its Twitter account, saying the company was "working to resolve the issue as soon as possible".

Facebook has more than 2.2 billion users worldwide, while Instagram - which is owned by Facebook - has more than one billion active users.

As usual, many turned to other social media platforms to share memes and express their gripes about the issues.

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