New Delhi: Facebook and Instagram were partially down in some parts of the world on Wednesday evening. In many places, people reported that they could open both platforms but could neither post new content nor send/receive messages.

On desktops, FB messenger didn’t work though it was functional on the mobile application. Instagram had a plethora of issues; posts weren’t loading, Instagram Stories was down, new content couldn’t be posted and direct messages were also not working. Some reports said Facebook’s ad section was also not functioning.

Some Facebook users encountered this message: “Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes. In the meantime, read more about why you’re seeing this message. Thanks for your patience as we improve the site.”

The social networking platform addressed the problems on its Twitter account.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps,” it wrote. “We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”