Statement released following Facebook and Instagram crash

Statement released following Facebook and Instagram crash

If you're having problems logging into Facebook or Instagram, you're not alone.

At the time of publication, Facebook was receiving almost 2,000 outage reports every 20 minutes, according to the website's outage reporter.

On Twitter, one person said they received a message which said: "Facebook will be back soon".

In addition, Instagram users are reporting they're unable to use Facebook's photo-sharing social network.

A Facebook Spokesperson, while confirming the issue on CNET said a networking issue caused breakdown of social network for about an hour on Wednesday.

The problems led to the hashtag #FacebookDown trending globally on Twitter.

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

Services tied to Facebook, like SocialFlow, have reported issues with the platform's publishing API, too.

"Thanks for your patience as we improve the site".

A Facebook spokeswoman said: "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram".

Instagram is down, users have reported.

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