Facebook and Instagram outage drags on for hours as social media giant denies DDoS attack

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You know it’s a rough day when Facebook has to use Twitter to let users know that Facebook and Instagram aren’t working properly.

That was the case on Wednesday as the social media giant suffered through connectivity issues on its two biggest platforms. As the problem dragged on for several hours, the company said it was not related to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Our own attempt from GeekWire offices in Seattle to post on Facebook was met with the same message all day: “Oops. Something went wrong. We’re working on getting it fixed as soon as we can.”

We were also unable refresh the GeekWire Instagram feed.

The Verge reported that WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus were all experiencing outages as well, and that using Facebook to sign into such apps as Tinder or Spotify also did not work.

If you want to spend the rest of the day on Twitter watching GIFs making fun of the fact that Facebook is down, just check out the trending hashtag #FacebookDown.



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