Facebook's family of apps - including Instagram - have experienced a major outage, prompting a flurry of tweets about the social media platform.

"We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook's family of apps, including Instagram. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #InstagramDown," Instagram said in a tweet.

According to outage monitoring website DownDetector, about 8,000 Facebook users were affected in various parts of the world, including the United States and Britain.

The outage coincides with the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.
 

Several users reported issues like not being able to post pictures and videos on their main feeds and an error message saying "Facebook Will Be Back Soon" appeared on log in attempts.

Facebook could not immediately be reached for comment.