Users of Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, all developed by social media giant Facebook are currently struggling to use the apps.
Facebook have not made public the reason behind the outage.
The company issued a statement "We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps". They also said "We are working to fix this as soon as possible"
Website DownDetecter shows that the outage seems to be widespread and affecting users across the world.