Facebook, Instagram go down in several parts of the world

Facebook and Instagram applications are shown on the screen of an iPhone in Zagreb Croatia

According to the website Down Detector, the most common problems being reported are total blackout and log in issues.

A look at Downdetector (which is owned by the same parent company as Mashable) shows complaints ramping up about a Facebook outage around 9 a.m. PT on Wednesday.

"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", Facebook said in a statement.

"The length of time, plus number of users affected, makes this comfortably the most severe outage in Facebook's history", he said on Twitter".

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As far as we're aware, Google is back to normal by now, and Facebook is still working to right its servers and connectivity.

Facebook users, including brand marketers, expressed their outrage on Twitter with the #facebookdown hashtag.

Facebook had to take to another social media site, Twitter, to try and reassure users.

KNOE has not been able to post on Facebook since just after 11 a.m. Messaging services are also being affected.

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A DDoS attack is a distributed denial-of-service disruption that attempts to interrupt the normal stream of traffic using a network.

Some Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram users reported the services were down on Wednesday.

The company has not explained what is causing the issue other than to say it is not related to a DDoS attack. Facebook users it seems like in the US, UK and India are certainly facing issues regarding logging into Facebook.

The outages appear to be concentrated around the United States and Europe, as well as eastern Australia. In a post earlier this morning Instagram confirmed it had resolved its issues.

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