Facebook and Instagram out of action for users around world

Facebook and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) experienced widespread outages on Wednesday.

Down Detectors has recorded a huge spike in reports of Facebook outages today.

As a result, numerous affected users took things to Twitter to express their outrage in comical ways and spread the word with the hashtag #facebookdown. Considering Facebook has millions of active users and is among the most popular social media platform, this can create a chaos for sure.

The outage map on Down Detector's website shows that the issues are not limited to the U.S.

During the outage, a small number of users still had access to Facebook and Instagram, but they came across difficulties in posting and other activities.

Of course, people took to Twitter to voice their frustrations. "Thanks for your patience".

"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram", a Facebook spokeswoman said in an email Wednesday morning.

Instagram is down, users have reported.

We've reached out to Facebook for more information about the outage and will update the story when we hear back.

Vanessa Coleman