Is Facebook down? Some FB/IG users experiencing major issues

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HOUSTON – Some Facebook and Instagram users experienced complications on Wednesday.

Others didn't have any issues using the website or the app.

The Facebook website crashed on several people at KPRC when attempting to access their message inbox on a desktop computer. Many people said they were not able to post anything, share posts or like posts.

Other people's page feeds wouldn't load.

Social News Desk, a social media publishing tool, posted a message that said, "Facebook and Instagram are currently experiencing issues that may impact publishing for some users."

The social media mega giant said it doesn't believe the issues were caused by a cyberattack.

Facebook released this statement around 1 p.m.:

"We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible."

About an hour later, Facebook issued this statement:

"We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack."



Instagram users experienced issues as well. Some people reported that they weren't able to see their feed. Many said they had trouble posting anything.



Of course, Facebook and Instagram taking to Twitter to issue a statement about the issues prompted some solid tweets. Here's a look at some:

The classic IT question:

One of the most (over)used memes in history:

A "Be like" tweet:

A non-believer tweet:

Even the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office got in on the fun:

HPOU had a similar take: