Facebook is down and Instagram is struggling

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Facebook is down and Instagram is struggling

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Facebook-owned apps including Facebook were dealing with outages Wednesday.
Facebook-owned apps including Facebook were dealing with outages Wednesday.

Image: Nasir Kachroo/NurPhoto via Getty Images

2016%252f10%252f18%252f6f%252f2016101865slbw.6b8ca.6b5d9.jpg%252f90x90By Sasha Lekach

Trying to load Facebook?

You might have to wait for awhile. The social network is down for many people and Instagram, also owned by Facebook, is behaving strangely as well. To complete the trifecta, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is also having 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. Instagram followed suit shortly thereafter.

Facebook is having issues globally.

Facebook is having issues globally.

Image: down detector / screengrab

So is Instagram.

So is Instagram.

Image: down detector / screengrab

The same server issues were apparently affecting WhatsApp as well.

WhatsApp is experiencing server issues to send media, for some users. This afflicts Facebook and Instagram too.

Let me know if you experience problems!

— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 13, 2019

We reached out to Facebook to learn more about the Wednesday outages, but have yet to hear back.

Until then, everyone headed to Twitter to complain.

This story is developing…

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