UPDATE: Facebook and Instagram were experiencing outages


FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, a Facebook app is shown on a smartphone in Miami. Facebook said Wednesday, Nov. 13, that it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six month. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (WLNS) – UPDATE: Facebook seems to be back up and running as of 12:15 p.m.

Some people are still having issues with Instagram, but the amount of complaints has significantly dropped from 21,333 at around 10:15 to 4,086 by 12:01 p.m., according to the tracking website Downdetector.

ORIGINAL STORY: Facebook and Instagram are experiencing outages which users began to report just around 9:00 a.m today.

Parts of Instagram seem to be affected as well such as the news feed being slow to refresh and trouble uploading pictures.

The tracking website, Downdetector shows issues were seen around the world.

In July, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were all down for nearly a day. The company’s flagship social network has more than 2.3 billion users, and Instagram has more than 1 billion, according to CNN. WhatsApp does not seem to be impacted by today’s outage.

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