Facebook, Instagram outage affects users worldwide

'What's going on?' Facebook chaos as Messenger app crashes worldwide

While speaking about Facebook, about 45% of reported failures point out problems on the site, another 33% indicate problems with logging into their accounts, 21% say the application isn't working, the site reported.

Facebook and Instagram were once again down on Tuesday evening as users took to rival Twitter to inform each other.

Some users also said that they were not able to access the photo-sharing platform Instagram.

"Earlier today, a server configuration caused intermittent problems across all apps globally, creating a degraded experience for users", a Facebook spokesman told AFP.

'What's going on?' Facebook chaos as Messenger app crashes worldwide
Facebook is down and everyone is flocking to Twitter

Users of both platforms have reported being unable to open pages or sections on the apps, with Facebook's developer website confirming the company is now looking into the issue.

The hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown quickly became trending topics on Twitter. Instagram was acquired by Facebook for US$1 billion in 2012.

According to the site, downdetector.com, much of the eastern United States is reporting problems with the site, but issues are reported worldwide.

"Your Time on Facebook" tool will allow users to set a daily limit of app usage and receive a reminder to stop after that many minutes each day.

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