Facebook and Instagram outage leaves social media users stunned

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What do you do when you can't login to Facebook and Instagram?

The outage started around 8:20 a.m. ET, according to DownDetector.com, a site that monitors service disruptions.

Instagram users were having trouble posting their #WCW posts on Wednesday due to an apparent outage on the app and website.

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Facebook said it was aware that some users were now having trouble accessing both Facebook and Instagram, Reuters reports. "We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible", a Facebook representative said. Outrages appear to have also been reported throughout areas in Europe, as well as areas in South America, Russia, Sri Lanka, and more.

At the peak, almost 12,000 people reported to downdetector.com they could not access the social media site.

For many, Facebook is down completely, while thousands of others are experiencing some problems with the platform, but not a total outage.

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Facebook acknowledged that people weren't able to use the site, or Instagram, which it owns.

On Twitter, many users from several countries said they were unable to even access Facebook.

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