Facebook says sorry for inconvenience
Hours after several Facebook and Instagram users reported outages to the popular social media networks, access has been fully restored, Facebook said in a statement to USA TODAY.
“Earlier today (Thursday), people may have experienced trouble accessing Facebook's family of apps," Facebook said in its statement.
"The issue has since been resolved, we are back to 100% for everyone and we're sorry for any inconvenience.”
Hashtag #instagramdown was trending on Twitter on Thursday morning and according to the tracking website DownDetector.com, more than 21,000 people have reported outages with the photo sharing site.
"We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook’s family of apps, including Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #InstagramDown," Instagram tweeted at 10:41 a.m. ET.
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook’s family of apps, including Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.
Around 12:20 p.m., many were reporting Facebook was back up for them but that Instagram still wasn't working.
According to DownDetector's tracking map, Instagram has the most outage reports in central Europe. Facebook outages are mainly across the U.S.
More than 9,000 are reporting outages on Facebook, according to DownDetector.com as of 10:40 a.m. ET.
"instagram really wants us to socialize with our families today huh," Twitter user @ridahamiddd tweeted.