Don’t panic: Facebook and Instagram are down for many users

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According to reports, some users are getting a message that says "Facebook will be back soon".

Others are seeing a red box which states that Facebook is down for "required maintenance" but will be back up "within a few minutes" or "a few hours". "Thanks for your patience as we improve the site". "We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", the company said in a statement.

- Facebook and Instagram were down on Wednesday, according to users worldwide.

Downdetector.com has seen a spike in problem reports since about 11:00 CST.

I tried to interact with posts, "liking" them and commenting on them, and got the same message.

Facebook's main product, its Messenger service, image-sharing site Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp have all been disrupted.

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Update 2:36 p.m. Eastern: Facebook appears to be up again, but functionality is still limited. A Facebook spokesman also told The Mirror, "There's a global severe issue at the moment".

That page, which calls the problem a "partial outage", states that Facebook has experienced "increased error rates" since that time.

Technical issues with Facebook have historically posed serious problems for advertisers who use the platform and even other websites.

It ain't so great having three major social platforms served from the same place when the servers go down! The photo-sharing app is owned by Facebook. "Our engineers are investigating urgently, will let you know when we hear more".

Many took to Twitter, which appears to be working, to confirm and complain about the outages.

Check out the funniest reactions to Facebook and Instagram being down below!

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