Users of Facebook and Instagram were facing trouble accessing the applications said Facebook but did not mention any reason for the downtime.
This is the second instance in the past two weeks.
Sitedown detectors traced maps indicating the application was facing outages in most parts of the world including North America, Europe and Asia.
Facebook’s twitter handle said “We know some people are having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible” at 1535 GMT
Facebook has lately been under pressure from various institutions, on handling misinformation campaigns and fake news spreads.
Facebook has more than 2.2 billion users around the globe and is considered a top social networking site. It has been doing everything possible to ensure the platform does not influence any individuals decisions.