In another tweet, the company added that it can confirm that the issue is NOT related to a DDoS attack.
Facebook's main product, its Messenger service, image-sharing site Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp have all been disrupted.
Meanwhile another user, Layla added: "i can not do anything on my instagram. send messages, like posts, even change my password! nothing is being refreshed or fixed please help. i'm scared i'm being hacked".
Some Twitter users who work in "Facebook-centric" jobs, expressed their panic and distress at being unable to use the platform.
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The three apps crashed primarily in major urban areas across the United States and Europe, along with parts of South America.
More than a third of Facebook users affected by the outage reported that they were experiencing a 'total blackout'. Other users were reporting that they couldn't log in to the app at all to even try posting. The outage spans across Facebook Messenger as well.
The message continued on to say, "Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes".
Many report being unable to post, share, or like.
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