Can’t update status? Facebook and Instagram are down

If you can’t post a new status on Facebook, it’s not you.

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook and Facebook-owned photo app Instagram are down for some users on Wednesday. The social networks have been having issues since around 9 a.m. PT, according to tracking site Down Detecter. Some users have posted on Twitter that they’re seeing a message saying Facebook is “down for maintenance.” 

Other users trying to post status updates on Facebook got error messages saying “something went wrong.”

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Facebook confirmed the outages. 

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps,” a Facebook spokesperson said in an email. “We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.” 

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The outage was also affecting Facebook’s ad products.

Facebook hasn’t revealed what caused the outage, but said in a tweet on Wednesday that it wasn’t because of a cyber attack known as a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS)attack. 

[VIA]

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