Facebook and Instagram are down – social media sites crash for users across UK

BREAKING: Facebook and Instagram have both crashed for Brits this afternoon. The reason for the outage remains unclear.

They’re two of the most popular social media sites, but it seems that both Facebook and Instagram have crashed this afternoon.

According to Down Detector, the issues started at around 14:15 GMT, and are affecting users across the UK.

While the reason for the outage remains unclear, of those who reported issues about Instagram, 74% said they had problems with the News feed, 14% with Stories, and 10% with the website.

Meanwhile, of those who reported issues with Facebook, 65% struggled to log-in, 22% couldn’t see pictures, and 11% had a total blackout.

When trying to access Facebook, some users have been met with an error message, reading: “Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes.”

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