Facebook and Instagram down around the world

SAN DIEGO — Users of Facebook are reporting serious widespread outages across the globe early Tuesday morning.

At 5:36 a.m., Facebook’s developing team confirmed they were experiencing outages in a statement saying, “We are currently experiencing issues that may cause some API requests to take longer or fail unexpectedly. We are investigating the issue and working on a resolution.”

Instagram also acknowledged extended downtime.

Some of the problems included pages not loading quickly or not loading at all, not being able to post status updates, send messages or load pages. This is the second time this month users of the platform reported the site not operating at its full potential. Instagram users were also reporting spotty app handling capabilities.

#FacebookDown and #InstagramDown were trending worldwide on Twitter. Were you experiencing issues? If so, you’re not alone. Facebookers and Instagrammers jumped ship to Twitter to confirm they weren’t alone:

Facebook says they are investigating the issue and working on a resolution.

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