Facebook and Instagram 'crash' for thousands of internet users

Facebook Instagram down as users struggle to log

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, had a similar problem. Here is a compilation of some of the best tweets to come out of the trending #facebookdown on Twitter this morning.

Down Detector reported a large spike in users being unable to access Facebook after 7:30 PM IST. A live map shows that complaints from Facebook users are still coming in from the East and West Coast of the U.S.

"Earlier today some people may have had trouble accessing Facebook on the desktop version of Chrome for a short period of time". On contacting, a Facebook spokesperson told that the issue happened due to a technical issue and they were restoring the service for everyone. However, this outage was not reported by all users as not all faced it. Facebook didn't yet reveal the exact cause for the problem.

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In a few cases, people may develop more serious symptoms including confusion, tremors, and sudden sensitivity to light. The Kentucky Department of Public Health advises avoiding mosquitos , which are more prevalent between dusk and dawn.

Users are also reporting problems with Instagram, Messenger, Tinder, and Pokemon Go.

The issues appeared to have been resolved for many users after an hour.

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