Facebook and Instagram have to deal with a malfunction worldwide. To what extent Dutch users can suffer from the problems, a Facebook spokesperson could not say Thursday afternoon. Facebook informs NU.nl around 6.30 pm that it is busy restoring its services.

"Users may experience problems," the spokesperson for both social media told NU.nl. When the problems are expected to be solved is not clear.

In particular about Instagram, notifications are received at the Allestoringen.nl signaling service. Users complain that they cannot log in or that their overview is not refreshed.

"Earlier today, a problem in one of our software systems made it difficult for people to access Facebook's apps," said the Facebook spokesperson about the cause of the problems.

This message is supplemented as soon as more information becomes known.