While this process won't affect your account, you temporarily won't be able to access the site.
Besides Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, the company's advertising tools have also been impacted, according to its director of product, Rob Leathern. Commenters on the DownDetector site report outages in Florida and Minnesota as well. Facebook's ad section was not functioning either, and it led to an internal error when you tried to buy an ad. "Please try again in a few minutes". They have not yet responded to requests for comment. People are saying that Facebook is now telling some users that the platform is down due to "maintenance".
A website on the message reads: "Facebook will be back soon".
On Tuesday morning Sunrise presenter Natalie Barr sad that Queensland police had issued a warning to dismayed social media users not to call Triple Zero. Can't send any messages.
When in doubt, check Twitter.
The hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown have been used more than 150,000 times so far. Caleb Howe tweeted about it.
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Apple is in talks with HBO, Showtime, and Starz, and all three are expected to join Apple's service eventually. The invite includes a video that shows the Apple logo below the spotlight with a caption "Its show time".
A third Messenger fan stated: "Facebook messenger is down".
Some people are having trouble posting, while others report not being able to log in at all.
Some joked that the lack of access to Facebook would deprive them of validation. Users can not post on the site or interact with posts, however.
"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", the spokesperson said.
After acknowledging there is an issue, Facebook also made it clear, via Twitter of course, that the company was not facing a DDoS attack.