Facebook and Instagram outage leaves social media users stunned

Facebook and Instagram outage leaves social media users stunned

Facebook and Instagram outage leaves social media users stunned

Both Facebook and Instagram are down, causing thousands of users to fret over not being able to access their social media accounts.

Facebook was down for many users Wednesday - illustration file picture.

Some users can access their News Feed, but are having issues posting updates and sharing on the network.

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Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is reportedly struggling too.

Facebook has not released any information about the outage at this time. South American users reported problems in Argentina, Brazil and Peru.

Numerous thousands of users affected took to rival social network Twitter to complain about the lack of service.

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#FacebookDown began trending on Twitter worldwide around 6pm SAST, as Twitter remained functional.

If you are having trouble with your Facebook page today, you are not alone.

A number of users reported that the social network was back up after 1 p.m. ET.

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