Temporary outage of Facebook, Instagram feeds across the world

Millions of Facebook and Instagram users spread across the world were unable to access their feeds for a short period yesterday night including Singapore and India.

Facebook and Instagram users spread across the world were unable to access their feeds for a short period yesterday night including Singapore and India. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Facebook and Instagram users spread across the world were unable to access their feeds for a short period yesterday night including Singapore and India. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

The Facebook outage spots were on the on the east coast of the United States as well the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Germany and Switzerland, revealed Down Detector website.

Similar outage spots were seen in India, the Philippines and Singapore. Reports of the outage first came in at about 8pm.

Facebook was down in Europe and eastern United States. Photo courtesy: downdetector.com
Facebook was down in Europe and eastern United States. Photo courtesy: downdetector.com

A Facebook spokesperson said, “A server configuration caused intermittent problems across all apps globally creating a degraded experience for users.”

“The issue has since been resolved, we are back to 100 per cent for everyone and we’re sorry for any inconvenience,” it added.

Facebook and Instagram were also down in Europe, eastern United States, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries. Photo courtesy: downdetector.com
Facebook and Instagram were also down in Europe, eastern United States, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries. Photo courtesy: downdetector.com

As soon as the outage began, hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown erupted on Twitter as users took their complaints to the rival social media platform, while others injected humour into the breakdown with gifs and memes.

 

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