#FacebookDown Erupts On Twitter As Facebook, Instagram Experience Outages

The outage came a day after Facebook unveiled a new update to Messenger which will allow over 1.3 billion users delete sent messages from chat threads under 10 minutes of sending

(Web Desk) - Both Facebook and Instagram have been hit by major outages that left them refusing to load for some of their users across world including parts of Asia.

Facebook users are claiming they are now able to sign-in to the site, but they are still unable to comment or post.

The app appears to have crashed shortly after 3 p.m. (ET), with thousands of reports streaming in before 3:30.

Facebook has more than 2.2 billion users worldwide, while Instagram - which is owned by Facebook - has more than one billion active users. "We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can".

Users are reporting problems on desktop and mobile versions.

Users in the USA and Europe began reporting that Facebook has been inaccessible since at least 8:15 a.m. ET. So far, the company has not explained the cause of the outage. Instagram users were also reporting spotty app handling capabilities.

Facebook map on Downdetector shows the East coast having is experiencing most problems across the country.

Users looking for answers headed to Twitter, where the #facebookdown hashtag rapidly started trending.

A number of users have insisted they are facing the same issues with their feed.

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