Facebook, Instagram down, company confirms

The Messenger app was delivering an error message when trying to send

"We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible".

Outages were reported on Tuesday afternoon in Britain and continental Europe, and on Tuesday morning in North America.

Facebook's main site also appears to be affected by the outage, though not as severely as the standalone chat app.

The outage comes days after a new update, "Remove for Everyone", which give users 10 minutes to unsend or delete a sent message.

Users erupted on Twitter and #FacebookDown quickly spread.

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"Earlier today, a routine test caused users to have trouble accessing or posting to all Facebook services including WhatsApp and Instagram". Sound off in the comments section, down below, and let us know if you can get into your FB or Insta accounts!

Users across the country were reporting problems with both Facebook and Instagram.

According to an outage map, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the USA and many parts of Europe have been hit with the outage.

In addition, Facebook is still on the defensive after a blockbuster report in The New York Times detailed how the company reacted to increased scrutiny and security breaches from Russian accounts ahead of the 2016 USA presidential election.

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