Facebook 'aware some users having trouble accessing apps'

Facebook 'aware some users having trouble accessing apps'

WhatsApp users are reporting issues with the messaging service this evening, after a day of malfunctioning social media apps. However, Facebook's outage happened less than 24 hours after Google's ecosystem went down for more than an hour yesterday.

A spokesperson for the social media giant is sending the same statement to all media outlets: "We are aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps".

"We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP", wrote Instagram.

Facebook said on Twitter that it was "working to resolve the issue", and confirmed that the problems are not the result of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, as some have speculated.

The issue also affected Facebook Workplace, the companies service for businesses to communicate internally. Instagram was worse: posts weren't loading, Instagram Stories were down, and direct messages and the button to post new content were also not working.

Facebook, Instagram and Messenger crashed primarily in major urban areas across the United States and Europe, along with parts of South America and Australia and New Zealand.

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Additionally, The Verge reports that some users are experiencing similar problems with Mark Zuckerberg's original social network.

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

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Akvile DeFazio, a social media advertiser with her own agency, Akvertising, says she has been in touch with Facebook representatives.

According to the website downdetector.com, Facebook was having issues since 11.56am EDT.

However, when switching over to desktop, the issues became even more apparent.

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