According to the website downdetector, the outage has knocked down the social network's services across the world.
When asked what was causing the outages, a Facebook spokesperson only responded, "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible", Facebook was quoted as saying by Reuters.
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A total blackout indicates that the site either isn't able to load or users aren't able to sign into their Facebook accounts.
As a reaction to (probably) missing Facebook, people took to Twitter to complain about the absence of access to two other social media networks.
Just after 11:00am EST, parts of the US, mostly the East and West Coasts, and Europe starting suffering Facebook outages.