Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down for four hours worldwide as the sites apologises for ‘issue’
- Facebook and Instagram suffer four hour outages around the world this morning
- Social media users took to Twitter to voice their frustrations at the other sites
- There are also reports of Whatsapp, which is owned by Facebook, being down
Facebook and Instagram apologised after users worldwide were unable to load the sites this morning as a ‘can’t be reached’ message displayed for four hours.
Whatsapp, owned by Facebook, also suffered a four hour outage for some users internationally.
Downdetector.co.uk reported over 7700 complaints that Facebook was down in the UK with the outage beginning at about 10am this morning and lasting four hours.
Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp seem to be suffering technical difficulties worldwide
The issue seems to have spread world wide with social media users from all across Europe, America and Asia taking to Twitter to voice their frustration.
Twitter users complained that they were not able to access Facebook or Instagram on their desktops causing a disruption to their day.
The hashtags #FacebookDown, #instagramdown and #whatsappdown have all been trending on worldwide Twitter.
Facebook, which owns all the apps, has apologised.
A spokesman for Facebook said: ‘Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps.
‘The issue has since been resolved; we’re sorry for any inconvenience.’
The problems today come just a month after Facebook suffered their most extensive outage ever where Instagram and Facebook were down on and off for hours internationally – Facebook blamed a ‘server configuration change’.
Map showing areas where Facebook was down, With Europe largely affected from 8.40am to around 1pm
Map showing areas where Instagram was down, mostly in Europe and Malaysia
Joshua Swingle complained that Facebook should ‘ensure platforms are always up and running’
Another user by the name of Martina complained that the outage had interrupted her romantic endeavours, insulting Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg
‘The end is near’ tweeted Miyow after he could not access Whatsapp or Instagram
Another user joked how people were turning to Twitter as the last remaining social media