Facebook and Instagram hit by service issue

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Most users who are experiencing the Facebook outage report seeing an error message stating "Sorry, something went wrong".

If you're finding it hard or slow to access Facebook and Instagram then you're not alone and it's not your network.

"Messenger is generally reliable, but has had more issues recently, with four outages in September alone", said a Forbes report.

A number of users in Malaysia and around the world are reporting that Facebook and Instagram is down. Facebook says they are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

Downdetector breaks down the kinds of issues that users are experiencing. Facebook's messaging platform Facebook Messenger too was down for sometime.

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Users in the US and Europe began reporting that Facebook has been inaccessible since at least 8:15 a.m. ET.

Facebook has acknowledged the outage.

We are now experiencing issues that may cause some API requests to take longer or fail unexpectedly.

#FacebookDown and #InstagramDown were trending worldwide on Twitter. The Facebook developer page has confirmed that the company is aware of the problem and they are working to fix it.