Facebook and Instagram are down for users across the globe

2014 shows Whats App and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York

It's not clear what caused the issue but a spokesperson for the social networking giant confirmed that the company is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.

These issues come off the back of users encountering a number of problems yesterday in accessing Google's YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive services.

Service continues to be disrupted on Facebook's main app, Messsenger, Instagram and Whatsapp. The #facebookdown in Twitter provides information as to whether it's you or everyone experiencing the outage.

New Zealand Parliament also tweeted that the outage would mean its select committee meeting would not be live streamed on Thursday morning.

- ANNA. (@anna_javaid) March 13, 2019When Facebook and Instagram are down but Twitter is still here.

Fortunately for users, Facebook has acknowledged the issues, rather ironically, via its official Twitter account.

We will update this article, as soon as we receive any updates regarding the issue.

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Some Instagram users were greeted with this message: "Error".

As of December 31, Facebook has more than 2.32 billion monthly active users. As of 5:45am WA time service was restored to some but other users were still reporting problems.

On Wednesday, another outage affected Gmail and Google Drive users around the world. I have still been unable to post anything, even though the social media site is accessible.

According to downdetector.com, users are also having problems with Instagram.

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"White moms complaining to their internet providers about Facebook not working thinking that their Internet isn't working because they needed to post another "live laugh love" quote", one person joked.

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