Both platforms are working hard to fix the issue
Are you frustrated that you could not post your latest OOTD on Instagram? Or you can’t share your latest status update on Facebook? Well, you are not the only one experiencing this issue.
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
— Facebook (@Facebook) March 13, 2019
We’re aware of an issue impacting people's access to Instagram right now. We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP.
— Instagram (@instagram) March 13, 2019
Both Facebook and Instagram acknowledged that there are issues in accessing their respective apps. Those who can access Facebook and Instagram are missing several features. The Verge reports that Facebook’s desktop messenger client and its ads section are not functioning, while Instagram’s Stories, Direct, and posting new content is not consistently working.
While they did not disclose the cause of the outage, both Facebook and Instagram assure that it is not a DDoS attack.