NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some Facebook and Instagram users around the globe were left feeling empty when their favorite social media networks went down for several hours Wednesday.

Many turned to Twitter to voice their frustration and panic as the two popular social media networks  started experiencing outages worldwide mid-morning.

Down Detector, which monitors outage complaints online, said they saw more than 12,000 reports of problems with Facebook, with some users seeing blank pages and others receiving error messages, while more than 2,500 problems were reported with Instagram.

A Facebook spokesperson told Mashable that most of the issues had been resolved by 2:35 p.m. EST.

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