Instagram, Facebook back up after facing global outage

While the reason for the outage remains unknown

Tech Desk November 29, 2019
Instagram, Facebook, Messenger down for users across the globe. PHOTO: REUTERS

Facebook's family of apps including Instagram and Messenger after facing a global outage briefly have now been restored while the reason for the servers being down remained unknown.

Users in Pakistan and around the world once again faced an outage as they were not able to share content or even log into their accounts.

Instagram, Facebook, Messenger down for users across the globe

The photo-sharing app took to its Twitter handle to announce that the app has been restored and should function normally.

While Facebook in a statement to CNBC had said “Earlier today, an issue in one of our central software systems caused many people to have trouble accessing Facebook’s family of apps. We quickly investigated, started restoring access, and we’re now monitoring for a full recovery. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.”

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At one point, Downdetector, a website that detects when services go down or have outages got reported with more than 12,000 issues regarding the social media apps not working.


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