Worldwide outage hits Facebook in US, Europe; users check status on Twitter

Facebook and Instagram are down for millions

DS DOWN Instagram is not working for millions

Sorry everyone, the baby photos and your lunch check-in will have to wait for now.

The issues were not limited to Europe, with people in Israel, South Africa and the US also reporting issues.

Facebook users are perturbed by the fact that the site is down in many parts of the world, according to the news reported by Dailymail.

According to DownDetector, users in Europe, both the east and west coasts of the USA, and those in Brazil were particularly affected.

The Facebook outages peaked to more than 1,800 reports shortly after Facebook stopped working.

It's bad news if you wanted to know what your schoolfriends' children or work colleagues of old are up to, as Facebook went down for some users on Thursday.

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Facebook users were also reporting being unable to post anything, or like, comment or share other people's posts.

With Instagram measured alongside Facebook and Twitter, Nielsen now tracks content viewership across three of the largest social networks. According to several users Instagram has been down this afternoon.

The most important thing was not to make a big deal out of it. Yes, I'm not the only one with #facebookdown, ' one Twitter user wrote.

Facebook is down for users across the globe.

This post has been updated with background information from Facebook. As of 2 p.m. Facebook has not tweeted or put out a statement about the sites being down.

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