Can’t update status? Facebook and Instagram are down

If you can’t post a new status on Facebook, it’s not you.

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook and Facebook-owned photo app Instagram are down for some users on Wednesday. The social networks have been having issues since around 9 a.m. PT, according to tracking site Down Detecter. Some users have posted on Twitter that they’re seeing a message saying Facebook is “down for maintenance.”

Other users trying to post status updates on Facebook got error messages saying “something went wrong.”

Facebook confirmed the outages. 

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps,” a Facebook spokesperson said in an email. “We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.” 

The outage was also affecting Facebook’s ad products.

Facebook hasn’t revealed what caused the outage, but said in a tweet on Wednesday that it wasn’t because of a cyber attack known as a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS)attack.