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You are not the only one to have encountered problems with your Facebook or Instagram accounts Thursday afternoon. The sites seemed to be having problems across the United States, with reports trouble on Downdetector.
User reports have reported issues with the Facebook feed, while others said they were experiencing blackout or login issue. Instagram users belonging to Facebook also reported havingir problems with the news feed and stories.
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People have also mentioned connection issues on Facebook 's Messenger and WhatsApp. Some had difficulty sending and receiving messages and connecting.
"Earlier today, a configuration change made Facebook services unavailable to some people. We quickly investigated and resolved the issue, " a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. communicated. "We apologize for any inconvenience.
As usual, people were quick to take to the referral site for when Facebook and its family of apps is down : Twitter.
People took the opportunity to poke fun at the apps, one user tweeting: "The world is moving away fromis their screens after the breakdown of Facebook and Instagram. "
Another tweet reads: " Realizing Facebook and Instagram are down and I haven't been hacked, "with a dancing GIF.
"So, did we all log onto Twitter to see what was going on with #Facebook and #Instagram? "someone else wrote.
Unfortunately, going to Twitter may not even have been an option for some users, with reports for Twitter having also aired on Downdetector on Thursday afternoon. About half of the reports were website-related, while a quarter were related to the Twitter Android app. About the same number of reports were reporting connection issues.
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.