A recent post from the official Facebook Twitter account assures users that the team is working on resolving the various errors plaguing Facebook as well as its related services and platforms.
By about 5 p.m., most issues had been resolved. Hours after Facebook, Instagram published a similar tweet. Some users are able to access the services like usual, while others retain access, but are unable to load new content and share posts.
ITnews confirmed that attempting to connect to Facebook and Messenger throws up an error message now, but Instagram and WhatsApp are working.
Facebook, Instagram and Messenger crashed primarily in major urban areas across the United States and Europe, along with parts of South America and Australia and New Zealand.
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Facebook did not say what was causing the outages.
The story said that Facebook has confirmed the outages which prevent some users from commenting on posts or updating their statuses.
The California giant, which has more than two billion users, acknowledged the outage after users noted on Twitter they could not access Facebook or had limited functionality.
People reported having trouble loading the website and sending emails.
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According to the website outage.report, there were 1276 reports of problems with Gmail in a 20 minute period. Commenters on the DownDetector site report outages in Florida and Minnesota as well.
We've reached out to the company for more information on the source of the current problems, and will update if we hear back. We've been aware of this throughout the day and are just waiting on Facebook.
A spokeswoman for Google said it was aware of the problem.
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