According to the service Downdetector, the problem was global.
In the work of Facebook and Instagram there is a failure that affected users around the world, crashing hit the Facebook messenger and WhatsApp.
It is not clear what led to the failure of these social networks and messengers.
For the company Facebook this is the most serious failure in its history, it lasted most of the day on Wednesday. The last time the company experienced similar problems in 2008 when it had 150 million users. Now there are about 2.3 billion.
The company said it is working to resolve the problems as soon as possible.
The home page of Facebook was available, but many users have reported that they can’t post.
Users of Instagram said that they can’t update the feed and add pictures.
According to the service Downdetector, the problem was global. According to some observations, the failure began at about 16:00 GMT (18:00 Kiev time).
Failures were also noted in the application Workplace intended for business communication.
Failures occurred at a time when the US and other countries a debate among politicians about the need to separate Facebook and other similar large firms into its component parts, as they have too much influence.