Facebook access hit by unspecified problems

'What's going on?' Facebook chaos as Messenger app crashes worldwide

It was the second instance in the past two weeks in which technical issues appeared to affect access to Facebook.

The outage comes at a particularly sensitive time for the company.

Instagram also acknowledged extended downtime.

While not all are affected, swathes of social media users took to Twitter today to voice their frustration over the apps' apparent unavailability, as reported by ABC News. #InstagramDown is also trending on Twitter.

Facebook users around the world experienced trouble with the site.

Users are seeing error messages, slow load times and issues connecting to Messenger.

We already have this option on our Facebook app at the time of writing, and from the looks of it, the recorded time spent is strictly based on the device you're using.

Facebook map on Downdetector shows the East coast having is experiencing most problems across the country. "The issue has since been resolved, we are back to 100 percent for everyone and we're sorry for any inconvenience", a Facebook spokesperson told ABC News in an emailed statement.

Facebook and Instagram users reported issues with the social networks around the world Tuesday morning.

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