Can't update status? Facebook and Instagram are down

Facebook and Instagram are down along with other apps owned by the social media network

Facebook and Instagram are down along with other apps owned by the social media network

Some users apparently were able to access the platforms but could not send or receive messages or post new content.

Facebook and its network of apps have been suffering connectivity issues for over five hours now. Others report zero problems while someone directly connected to them has an issue.

That said, you may be be experiencing issues relating to the loading of posts.

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Facebook and Instagram are partially down for many users around the world on Wednesday. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", a Facebook spokesperson wrote in an email to Mashable. According to the message, Facebook will be up and running "within a few minutes" but people are still reporting problems with the site.

5NEWS is trying to update our Facebook users with breaking news and today's top stories, but sadly our page is now down.

"I figured this could happen eventually but it's extremely crippling to be part of this monopoly".

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The hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown have been used more than 150,000 times so far. Many report being unable to post, share, or like. Additionally, Instagram wouldn't redirect to other people's pages.

Facebook Messenger is the social network's chatting client that is harnessed by users across the globe.

Some joked that the lack of access to Facebook would deprive them of validation.

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This story is developing.

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