Published: Thu, July 04, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp all suffering outages worldwide

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp all suffering outages worldwide

Around the world, people are believed to have trouble sending pictures, uploading or just checking things out in general.

Facebook said in a statement that confirmed there is a problem with its apps, and it's "working as quickly as possible" to fix it.

Facebook suffered similar partial outage in March this year, which affected its global users for nearly 24 hours, as a result of what it called a change to its system. Some said when they tried to post photos, Instagram only displayed the caption and not the image, while other users reported an inability to access the service at all.

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, tweeted a similar message.

A Facebook spokesperson told CNET that the company "triggered an issue" during routine maintenance, which made it hard for some people to send or upload photos and videos.

Facebook owns both WhatsApp and Instagram, in case you were wondering how it's all connected. Areas of South America, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands are also affected.

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Facebook and Instagram seem to be down, at the moment, but not entirely.

Online outage tracker Down Detector began logging several hundred complaints about Instagram on Wednesday afternoon.

The company's main social network, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram have billions of users.

It's unclear what caused issues on Twitter and Facebook apps. In fact, the hashtags #facebookdown and #instagramdown were trending on Twitter alongside more general topics such as #WednesdayWisdom and #BoycottTrump4thOfJuly.

Earlier this year, an outage lasting as long as 24 hours that hit Facebook services was blamed on a "server configuration change". "Apologies for the inconvenience", the tweet reads.

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