Facebook and Instagram down in the UAE and elsewhere in the world

Facebook Instagram Whats App down Huge outage leaves users waiting

That said, the only Facebook-owned app that is now not experiencing any problems is WhatsApp.

Some folks get a warning that says Facebook is doing "required maintenance" while others are getting a full on error message with the note, "We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can".

Facebook and Instagram have been experiencing issues today.

Estimates suggest the issue began around 1600 GMT. The site Down Detector reports issues all over the world.

And while the company acknowledged the problem, it didn't immediately provide answers about the cause or when the service might return to normal.

We'll update this post as we hear more from Facebook.

Elizabeth Warren, who is hoping to be the Democratic candidate in the next United States presidential election, told the New York Times: "We need to stop this generation of big tech companies from throwing around their political power to shape the rules in their favour and throwing around their economic power to snuff out or buy up every potential competitor". We can confirm that Facebook's Workplace and Work Chat apps are also affected by this outage.

Buffalo Bills set to sign free agent WR John Brown
According to NFL Insider for Sirius-XM Radio Adam Caplan, the Bills and wide receiver John Brown have agreed to a three-year deal. If Brown goes to Buffalo, he'll pair up with Josh Allen and his big arm on what will presumably be a lot of deep balls.

Many people took to Twitter as their only alternative, with some making fun of the inevitable migration.

Some users are reporting problems accessing their page, which instead displays a message saying "something went wrong".

And there's probably some other underground social media network your kids aren't telling you about.

Facebook's sites and apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, were experiencing outages globally for millions of users on Wednesday.

While the social networks homepage remains online, many users report difficulties in logging into the service or using the app.

Some joked that the lack of access to Facebook would deprive them of validation.

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