Users have reported problems with Meta-owned Instagram and Facebook this afternoon (March 11) with many unable to use their social media accounts.

On DownDetector, there were 2,586 Instagram reports as of 12.54pm - 89% of those recorded said they were having trouble with the app, 6% were having issues with the website and 5% were unable to log in.

Meanwhile, on Instagram, there are currently 662 reports and rising.

45% of reports on DownDetector have said they are having problems with logging in, 31% with website issues and 23% with app problems.

Is Instagram and Facebook down?

Some users have taken to X, formerly Twitter who have noticed there are issues with Instagram and Facebook.

One person said: "#Facebookdown again! @Meta"

Another added: "FB and instagram down again?? #Facebook #instagram"

This account asked: "Is #Facebook down again ? 13.01 GMT ?"

This tweet reads: "How is @instagram down AGAIN?!"

Someone else said: "Glad I’m not the only one who can see Facebook is down again"

It comes as both social media platforms had a major outage last week (March 5).

People reported being automatically logged out of their accounts on Facebook on internet browsers and phone apps.

The issue also affected the Facebook Messenger app. 

Instagram users also reported that the photo-sharing social media platform was down with more than 9000 outage reports, as did users of Meta's Threads app.

What is DownDector?

DownDector is an online website that allows users of popular services including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Virgin Media and more to report if they are having trouble with the services.

The site only reports an incident when the number of problem reports is significantly higher than the typical volume for that time of day.

Are you having trouble with Instagram or Facebook? Let us know in the comments.