Facebook, Instagram outage goes global

14 March, 2019, 17:25 | Author: Sammy Rose
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As for Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, the feed is showing up for some, but not others, but everyone is having trouble posting anything.

Photo-sharing app Instagram announced it was back up and running, but users are still having difficulty accessing Facebook, according to Down Detector. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible".

A message on Facebook's login screen reads: "Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes".

Facebook is experiencing the worst outage in its history, with essential services left unusable for global users.

Facebook had to take to another social media site, Twitter, to try and reassure users. Many people went on Twitter to vent their frustration.

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Some users said it was a reminder not to "have all of your eggs in one basket" when it came to running a business.

"Facebook for personal use is fine - but what happens when we rely on large companies such as this to provide business services?" she said.

The problems will also have sparked concern among advertisers, who could not access Facebook's Ad Manager platform and may have been paying for campaigns that users were unable to view.

Outages reportedly began around noon Eastern time on Wednesday afternoon. "We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can do".

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