Facebook and Instagram are down...users across the globe unable to access platforms
Facebook and Instagram have stopped working for a number of its users across the globe.
The social media platforms' outages occurred shortly after 4.30pm Irish time.
A message appearing to users trying to access their accounts reads: "Facebook will be back soon".
According to outage tracking website Down Detector, the problems are occurring for users across the world.
Users in the US, Europe and Asia have reported issues with their log in, their news feeds and some experiencing total black out.
Facebook has said the company are aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the family of apps.
"We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack," it wrote on Twitter.
A spokesperson for Instagram also posted an update as some of its users still unable to use certain functions almost eight hours later.
"We’re aware of an issue impacting people's access to Instagram right now. We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP," the statement read.
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