Facebook, Instagram outages reported around the world

Facebook, Instagram outages reported around the world

Facebook and Instagram outages were reported around the world on Wednesday, with the social media giant saying it was working to resolve the issue.

"We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps," a Facebook spokesperson told The Hill. "We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”

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The company did not immediately comment on why users were experiencing the issues.

Outages affecting Instagram and its parent company Facebook were first reported on outage tracking website Down Detector.

According to the U.K.'s Independent, some users were shown a message suggesting the outages were planned.

"Facebook will be back soon," the message reportedly reads.

"Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes. In the meantime, read more about why you're seeing this message. Thanks for your patience as we improve the site."

The outages quickly stirred buzz online, with #facebookdown and #instagramdown both becoming top trending topics on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.