• Friday, Aug 23, 2019
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Facebook suffers global outage

  • Published at 10:45 pm July 3rd, 2019
App icons of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram <b>Bigstock</b>
App icons of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram Bigstock

Instagram, and WhatsApp, both owned by Facebook, also fell prey to this outage

Users across the world reported problems with Instagram, WhatsApp and parent company Facebook on Wednesday evening.

Facebook began experiencing disruptions around 10pm, according to tracking website downdetector.com, with Instagram and WhatsApp experiencing disruptions around the same time, reported The Straits Times

The site's outage map reflected that several parts of North America and South-east Asia were affected.

Besides Singapore, Malaysia and Bangladesh also seemed to be affected.

Facebook has took to Twitter to address the proceedings and said: "We are aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. 

"We are sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible."

Users took to social media platforms such as Twitter to post about the outage, adding that pictures and posts were not loading on Instagram, and they had trouble sending and receiving messages on WhatsApp.

Content including videos, status and log-in features were also disrupted.

Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, shares systems across the three applications.

In April, users experienced a similar major disruption, with more than 12,000 incidents being reported on downdetector.com at the peak of the outage.