MENLO PARK, Calif. (CBS13/CBS Local) – Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue.
According to Facebook’s status page , the outages started around 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. That page, which calls the problem a “partial outage,” states that Facebook has experienced “increased error rates” since that time.
Some people are having trouble posting, while others report not being able to log in at all.
Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, said the Facebook problem affected parts of the U.S., including the East and West Coast; parts of Europe and elsewhere. Both Facebook’s desktop site and app appeared to be affected. Some users saw a message that said Facebook was down for “required maintenance.”
Facebook did not say what was causing the outages.
Via its Twitter account, Facebook said the outage was not due to a “distributed denial of service” or DDoS attack, a type of attack that hackers use to interrupt service to a site.
Shortly after 7 p.m., the site seemed to be making at least a partial recovery, with some users reporting that Facebook was working normally again.
Many people are venting about the problems on Facebook competitor Twitter.
It appears users all over the world are reporting problems.
Users are also reporting problems with Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
Facebook tweeted it was aware of the problems and was working on a solution.