Facebook, Instagram users face outage

27 August, 2017, 00:16 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
  • This isn’t the first time Facebook has faced such issue the social media platform was hit by an outage last week crippling access to personal profiles and pages

Some were unable to upload photos to the network whereas some got an error message on accessing the site.

DownDetector, a United Kingdom site that collects reports of website crashes, said the issues started around the early afternoon (9.15pm, Singapore time).

Thousands of Facebook users are reporting that they are unable to use the social media website.

Some Facebook users were told the website was undergoing "required maintenance".




Some users of Instagram, the picture-sharing app owned by Facebook, have also reported issues. For the same reason, the tech experts couldn't exactly figure out the reason for the outage.

Facebook is down - and we don't want to over-react, but it is definitely time to panic.

Luckily Twitter, which has completely separate servers from Facebook/Instagram, was there to host all the questions, concerns and hilarious takes on the outage. Let us know down in the comments.

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