Now WhatsApp is down after Facebook and Instagram suffer problems

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Facebook and Instagram experienced an hourslong outage across the USA on Wednesday, and throngs of social media-savvy citizens experienced an existential crisis.

Most of the conversation on Twitter was about the consumer side of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, which all went down for hours on Wednesday, and were still offline by late afternoon.

"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", Facebook tweeted.

According to reports, some users are getting a message that says "Facebook will be back soon".

We tested multiple accounts at The Verge, and found that Messenger couldn't load at all on desktop, although the mobile app was working. "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", Facebook tweeted Wednesday, pledging "We're working to resolve the issue as soon a possible".

Many users said they could not access Facebook's Ads Manager, saying it was out of order along with the entire platform.

Some users apparently were able to access the platforms but could not send or receive messages or post new content.

Facebook confirmed the outage on Twitter earlier in the day.

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While the problems at the other two social networks are rather similar, WhatsApp users are expecting a slightly different set of issues.

Facebook is experiencing the worst outage in its history, with essential services left unusable for global users.

Downdetector.com has seen a spike in problem reports since about 11:00 CST.

Facebook is in the midst of its biggest outage in recent memory.

Lifewire offers these tips if you think Facebook is down for just you.

The Verge has reported that some users are unable to make purchases through the Oculus Store or log into multiplayer games purchased for the Oculus.

This story is developing.

While Facebook is down, Twitter is working and full of fun reactions.

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