Facebook and Instagram have allegedly shut down, limiting users’ access to certain features.
Instagram has taken to Twitter to share an update regarding users’ inability to access certain features on the social media site.
However, Instagram has not shared any probable causes as to why it has been experiencing problems all day.
We’re aware of an issue impacting people’s access to Instagram right now. We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP.
— Instagram (@instagram) March 13, 2019
While Instagram has not provided any information, Facebook tweeted about what problems could be completely be ruled out.
Despite popular belief, Facebook says with confidence that the issue at hand is not caused by a DDoS attack.
We’re focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
Today, Instagram and Facebook users around the world are experiencing major complications. In fact, when users attempt to log on to Instagram, many are simply getting the message, “Oops, an error occurred.”
Additionally, The Verge reports that some users are experiencing similar problems with Mark Zuckerberg’s original social network.
According to The Verge, Instagram is experiencing difficulties on both the app and on desktops everywhere.
That said, you may be be experiencing issues relating to the loading of posts. After using our own devices, our personal messages wouldn’t refresh or send and deliver, our likes wouldn’t update and our own feeds weren’t visible to ourselves or others. Additionally, our Instagram Stories would not publish. However, we were able to view Stories using mobile.
However, when switching over to desktop, the issues became even more apparent. In that regard, Stories wouldn’t even load. Additionally, Instagram wouldn’t redirect to other people’s pages.
When we tried to change the password to our socials, we were redirected to the same “Oops, an error occurred” page.
WhatsApp were down for some users around the world for several hours Wednesday, with unidentified technical problems causing widespread disruptions.
According to website DownDetector.com, user reports of problems accessing Facebook’s apps began to spike around noon ET on Wednesday (March 13) and had not been fully resolved more than four hours later. The issues for Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger appear to be mostly affecting users in the U.S., the U.K. and Brazil, while many WhatsApp error reports have come from Mexico and South America as well as Europe, according to the site.