Facebook and Instagram are down for many users

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We’re here to tell you it’s not just you: both Facebook and Instagram are having experiencing connection problems. While the problem doesn’t seem to affect everyone, several TNW team members are either unable to access the services or are having trouble loading their feeds.

As usually happens when other social networks are down, Twitter is full of people trying to figure out what’s going on.

Meanwhile, Down Detector reports Facebook started having problems around 1:16PM EST.

So hang tight. Go grab a coffee or something. Take a walk outside. It’s only a matter of time until the apps are running normally.

Update 4:42PM ET: The issue is now resolved. Facebook provided the following statement:

Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble connecting to Facebook and Instagram. We resolved this issue for everyone, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

You may resume you daily social media activities.

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