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Yes, Facebook and Instagram are down for some users

Facebook and Instagram users across the world are today experiencing connectivity issues.

Reports from users on Twitter and websites like DownDetector and Outage Report suggest that connection issues began around 5pm SAST.

On Facebook, users were unable to post status updates while Instagram users experienced a similar issue.

The outage affected users across the world, including Japan, Brazil, India, the majority of Europe and the United States.

In our tests, both Facebook and Instagram are seemingly up in South Africa.

#FacebookDown began trending on Twitter worldwide around 6pm SAST, as Twitter remained functional. And its users made sure to poke fun at the social network’s rivals.

Facebook and Instagram have yet to issue a statement. There’s also no word on the cause of the issues.

This is a developing story…

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