Facebook users around the world are reporting issues logging into and posting on the site as well as on Instagram and WhatsApp.
The company acknowledged the outage in a tweet Wednesday, saying, “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”
It later confirmed the problem was not the result of a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDo) attack in which a hacker overwhelms a site by flooding it with fake traffic.
Reports of problems with Facebook peaked at over 11,000 worldwide a website where users can report problems on apps and websites.
Facebook users posted screenshots on Twitter showing error messages when they tried to load the app. When loading the site, some users’ got a message on the screen saying “Account Temporarily Unavailable.”
Facebook’s last outage was on Cyber Monday in November last year.