UPDATE: Facebook continues to recover after thousands lost access to it, Instagram

According to the "facebook for developers page," performance numbers are improving after thousands experienced issues getting to and posting onto the site Wednesday morning.

The last update was given a shortly after 5 p.m., stating "We are seeing performance numbers improve. While the main issue is still in progress, we believe the API errors should have subsided a bit."

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Multiple users report regaining access to Facebook after the site and Instagram were not working for thousands of people around the world. 5 News has also regained access to the social media platform. However, others say the site is still down for them.

According to an update on the facebook for developer's page, an investigation into the issue is still ongoing.

It is unclear how many users have regained access.

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Original Story

According to multiple reports, Facebook and Instagram are down for thousands of user around the globe (this including 5 News' Facebook page).

The exact cause for both social media sites being down is unknown at this time. Those that can access Facebook are reportedly experiencing issues with posting.

Multiple users have taken to Twitter to express their frustrations and amusement with the situation with #facebookdown and #instagramdown.

Around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, social media optimization platform Social Flow posted on Twitter that "Facebook API is being reported as experiencing lag. Customers may experience delays or errors publishing to FB. We expect resolution soon."

A Facebook representative told technology website CNET, "We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible."

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