UPDATED: Social media standstill

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - UPDATE: Facebook takes to Twitter to explain outages.


ORIGNIAL Story: Social media giants, Facebook and Instagram, are experiencing issues, which means an outage.

And reports are coming in that say the outage is actually global.

The problems with the social media site began around 11:45 Wednesday morning.

According to downdetector.com , users in the United States are reporting issues with posting, live streaming features and a other technical difficulties.

Those on Twitter are having some fun with posts about people reacting to Facebook and Instagram being down, and using the #facebookdown.

Enjoy some of those tweets below.

We'll let you know when the social media sites are back up.