Photo and File Sharing Interruptions Reported by Users Around World on Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp

Report by Paula Antolini, July 3, 2019, 2:00PM EDT

Are you having issues with your Facebook or Instagram or other apps on your computers or phones today? DownDetector (a web service that offers a real-time overview of bugs and outages online) reports widespread problems.

About 8:45 a.m. EST Wednesday, thousands of users indicated they were having Instagram problems. Twitter hashtags #InstagramDown, #FacebookDown and #WhatsApp are trending since.

A live outage map shows that users in the Northeast region of the U.S., as well as London and Berlin, are having issues with the photo-sharing app. Other hotspots include Florida, Georgia and parts of South America, according to DownDetector.” USA Today reportsView Facebook Status graph here.

Tweets from Instagram and Facebook on Wednesday said companies are “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”