If you’re having issues with Facebook and Instagram on your smartphone, you’re not alone. These popular social media sites have been experiencing outages and bugs on and off for the past few months.
Early Wednesday, people around the globe began reporting app issues, according to DownDetector, a web service that offers a real-time overview of bugs and outages online. About 8:45 a.m. EST, thousands of Instagram users began reporting that they were having problems.
A live outage map shows that users in the Northeast region of the U.S., as well as London and Berlin, are having issues with the photo-sharing app. Other hotspots include Florida, Georgia, and parts of South America, according to DownDetector.
Even earlier Facebook, which owns Instagram, began having problems of its own. Issues began as early as 8:04 a.m. EST. Since then, DownDetector reported over 1,500 outages across the entire eastern half of the U.S. and throughout Europe. Facebook users were having similar issues.
Facebook user Robert Currier says that “images and very slow here in West Central Florida,” while Facebooker Tina Modugno simply says “images won’t post.”
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