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."
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.— Facebook (@Facebook) March 13, 2019
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.
We’re aware of an issue impacting people's access to Instagram right now. We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP.— Instagram (@instagram) March 13, 2019
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:
Have you tried turning it off and back on again?— Eric du Toit (@ericsdutoit) March 13, 2019
One of the most (over)used memes in history:
A "Be like" tweet:
A non-believer tweet:
So it was a DDos attack. Got it— Satyam singh (@Satyamsingh100S) March 13, 2019
Even the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office got in on the fun:
HPOU had a similar take:
Folks, been through this over and over again #FacebookDown is not a reason to call the police. To pass the time when you should be working call a loved one, chat up a friend, catch up on emails, or do what the rest of us are doing..scrolling twitter for the latest Aunt Becky meme— Houston Police Officers' Union (@HPOUTX) March 13, 2019