Social network sites Facebook and its acquired video and photo sharing network Instagram appeared to be down right now worldwide.
The Associated Press reported that the outage affected all Facebook users in the United States and Asia.
The hashtag #facebookdown and #socialmeltdown2015 immediately gets trending worldwide on Twitter, which remains operational.
Instagram took the report to Twitter to address the matter and said,
We're aware of an outage affecting Instagram and are working on a fix. Thank you for your patience," Instagram said.
We're aware of an outage affecting Instagram and are working on a fix. Thank you for your patience.
— Instagram (@instagram) January 27, 2015
Facebook users experience the same issue back in September, where the social network went down twice that month. The most recent outage lasted about 15 minutes.
However, Facebook’s wholly-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is running-smoothly as usual.
Facebook still have yet to comment on the outage happened.