Facebook and Instagram are disappearing around the world. An error message stating that sites "can not be reached" is displayed.
- Facebook and Instagram suffer from breakdowns around the world
- Social media users have chosen Twitter to express their frustrations on other sites.
- There are also reports from Whatsapp, which belongs to Facebook, crashing
Facebook and Instagram could not be contacted around the world this afternoon, as sites post the "impossible to reach" message.
It has also been reported that Whatsapp, which belongs to Facebook, was down.
Downdetector.co.uk reported more than 4,700 complaints that Facebook was down in the UK. The breakdown began around 10 am this morning.
Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp seem to suffer from technical difficulties around the world
The problem seems to be spread around the world. Social media users from all over Europe, America and Asia have appealed to Twitter to express their frustration.
Twitter users have complained that they can not access Facebook or Instagram on their desktop, which has disrupted their day.
Joshua Swingle is complaining that Facebook should "make sure the platforms are still operational"
"The end is near" tweeted Miyow
Another user by the name of Martina complained that the blackout had interrupted his attempts at love, insulting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Another user joked that people are turning to Twitter as the latest social media