Facebook and Instagram were down for thousands of users Tuesday, according to reports on social media.
Thousdands reported outages throughout the day to Downdetector.com.
Reports started around 8 a.m. and lasted through the morning and early afternoon.
They were made across the United States and parts of Mexico, South America and Europe, with the majority coming from the New York- and Los Angeles-areas.
Nearly 50 percent of Instagram reporters, and nearly 40 percent of Facebook reporters described the issue as a “total blackout.”
As one should when Facebook is down, people took to Twitter to express their frustrations:AlertMe