Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Outage hits Facebook, Instagram users worldwide

Outage hits Facebook, Instagram users worldwide

Photo sharing network Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is also experiencing loading problems.

Instagram and Facebook also took to Twitter to say they're doing everything they can to resolve the issue.

According to the website downdetector.com, outages were heaviest in North America and Europe, but some users appeared to be affected in other regions.

On Twitter, a number of users posted memes and jokes about the outage. "We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can do".

Facebook has experienced the largest ever outage in the history of the site.

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On Wednesday morning, around 0800 Pacific Time (1500 UTC), Google said it was "investigating reports of an issue with Gmail" in which some users were seeing error messages, and the webmail platform was running very slowly.


Facebook posted to Twitter reassuring users that the site would be back online.

So were its family of apps, including Instagram and Whatsapp. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", according to a Facebook spokesperson.

It's not just Facebook that seems to be suffering from this problem.

"Up and running here.for now.But I predict a baby boom in 9 months, Remember that day FB went down and people were forced to notice each other?", this person wrote.

The hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown were used more than 150,000 times. Individual users have been able to post sporadically throughout the outage.

Facebook is undergoing one of its most widespread and persistent system outages, with users across the globe unable to access its social network and services from Instagram to Messenger for much of Thursday.

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