Facebook, Instagram down? Instagram back up, users reporting issues with Facebook

15 March, 2019, 06:24 | Author: Billie Castillo
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In addition to Facebook, irate users noted that the outage likewise affected Instagram and WhatsApp.

DownDetector website - one of the internet's most used sources of numbers on outages - showed the number of complaints had peaked at more than 12,000, gradually falling to about 180 as of 11am EST on Thursday.

The social network said there was no update of the situation as evening arrived in California.

Earlier this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that private messaging is the most important factor in the company's outlook for the future.

Yesterday, there were many reports of people being unable to access certain apps across the social media platforms.

A Downdetector map late Wednesday showed Facebook service troubles persisting in parts of Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America.

The outage came amid a period of turmoil for Facebook, which appeared to intensify Thursday with the announcement of the departure of two senior executives at the social network.

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According to research firm eMarketer, Facebook controls around 22 per cent of the digital advertising market and it makes an estimated $127 million a day from advertisers.

Facebook did not say how many users were affected or why the outage was so long.

Some users of Facebook and other platforms owned by the tech giant - including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp - reported intermittent problems accessing the services and posting content.

"As we've said before, we are cooperating with investigators and take those probes seriously". "We're very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone's patience".

On Twitter, Facebook said early in the outage that it is "focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack".

Nearly a day after users began struggling to log in and post to Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, the company has given an explanation: a technical error.

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