Facebook has confirmed it experienced a widespread outage impacting users’ ability to access the social network and Instagram across the U.S. and parts of Europe on Wednesday morning.
The outage started around 8:20 a.m. ET, according to DownDetector.com, a site that monitors service disruptions. Users of the social platforms reported difficulty accessing the Facebook through its apps and website.
The outages impacted users not only in the U.S. but Greece, the UK, Poland and other European countries. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, was also down for a short time, the company confirmed.