Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Facebook and Instagram outage: Business owners share frustrations

Facebook and Instagram outage: Business owners share frustrations

According to tracking website Down Detector, the problems hit Facebook users in Europe and the United States hardest.

Facebook and Instagram applications are shown on the screen of an iPhone in Zagreb, Croatia, April 9, 2012.

The company acknowledged the problems in a tweet at 1:49 p.m. ET, saying, "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps".

Facebook continues to work on the issue affecting its family of apps.

As far as we're aware, Google is back to normal by now, and Facebook is still working to right its servers and connectivity.

Facebook, on Twitter, last gave an update about ongoing outages on its platforms on it's platforms on Wednesday afternoon.

Facebook had to take to another social media site, Twitter, to try and reassure users.

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It's not just Facebook that seems to be suffering from this problem. Many people report a similar problem in which they can see their timelines but cannot make posts.

While some are reporting slower loading times or the inability to send messages, some are saying they can't login to the site at all or use the app.

Instagram also experienced issues, with some users unable to log into their accounts.

The outage, of unknown origin, also affected Facebook-owned Instagram, as well as Messenger, although Instagram later said it was back up.

Other users said the outage was light relief.

It was speculated earlier by network management biz Netscout that a BGP leak caused today outages, a claim made by its PR team and now withdrawn as there was no evidence to actually support it. "We are investigating the issue and working on a resolution".

On the latest issue, Ms Brooker added on Twitter: "Look at what happens when we let one company control everything".

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