Instagram and Facebook are DOWN, affecting users across the world

Instagram and Facebook are DOWN! Thousands of users across the world are experiencing an outage affecting news feeds and loginsInstagram and Facebook have gone done across the world, affecting thousan

Instagram and Facebook are DOWN, affecting users across the world

Instagram and Facebook are DOWN! Thousands of users across the world are experiencing an outage affecting news feeds and logins

  • Instagram and Facebook have gone done across the world, affecting thousands
  • Both seemed Thursday afternoon in the US, Europe, South America and Canada  
  • Users say they cannot refresh news feed and others cannot log in at all 

If your Instagram and Facebook news feeds are not refreshing, you are not alone.

Thousands of users across the world were hit with an outage on both platforms Thursday afternoon, with many located in the US, Europe, South America and parts of Canada .

The outages appear to have started shortly after 1:30pm ET and are affecting news feed, logins and some users have a 'total blackout.'

DownDetector shows the Instagram outage is plaguing more users than its parent company. 

Instagram is experience an outage across the world that has hit thousands in the US, Europe, South America and parts of Russia. The outage appears to have started around 1:50pm ET and is affecting News Feed, the desktop website and causing problems of logging in

Instagram is experience an outage across the world that has hit thousands in the US, Europe, South America and parts of Russia. The outage appears to have started around 1:50pm ET and is affecting News Feed, the desktop website and causing problems of logging in

DownDetector, a site that monitors outages on social media platforms, websites and online services, began to show issue reports regarding Instagram and Facebook Thursday afternoon.

There appears to be more users in the US plagued with issues for both sites, compared to other countries.

However, the Instagram outage is hitting parts of California, New York City and southern Florida all highlighted red on DownDetector's outage map.

Across the Atlantic, parts of Ireland, Portugal, the UK, the Netherlands and Sweden seem to be experiencing an outage. 

Facebook also went down Thursday afternoon and the outage has hit thousands across the world as well

Facebook also went down Thursday afternoon and the outage has hit thousands across the world as well

Facebook's issues do not seem as widespread, but are along California, hitting mid-west states, southern Florida and parts of the north east in the US.

In Europe, Facebook is glitching in parts of Portugal, the UK, Hungary,  Sweden and The Netherlands. 

It is not clear if the two are connect at the moment and neither social media sites have addressed the issues.

It is not clear if the two are connect at the moment and neither social media sites have addressed the issues. There are more than 19,000 tweets about Facebook and Instagram, with many more surfacing every second

It is not clear if the two are connect at the moment and neither social media sites have addressed the issues. There are more than 19,000 tweets about Facebook and Instagram, with many more surfacing every second

DailyMail.com reached out to Facebook and has yet to receive a response.

The outages also sparked on the holiday, Social Media Managers Day, which honors them for their skills, effectiveness and patience, but has many users laughing of the irony.

Just as a social media platform goes down, users flock to another to share their frustrations and to ask the public if there is an outage or it is a problem on their end.

There are more than 19,000 tweets about Facebook and Instagram, with many more surfacing every second. 

Alex Heinrich shared a tweet that reads: 'Ha. Facebook and Instagram both down on #SocialMediaManagersDay. FREEEEEDOMMMMM.' 

A user by the name of 'Just Bob' highlighted that he was seeing more Instagram memes on Twitter than Facebook, which is due to more users being hit by issues on Instagram. 

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