Facebook says some users facing outage on its platforms

Hockey Wednesday 03/July/2019 19:19 PM
By: Times News Service
Facebook says some users facing outage on its platforms

Muscat: Tens of thousands of social media users globally complained after social media platforms Facebook and Instagram and messaging platform WhatsApp were unable to load content and send messages.

Online outage tracker Down Detector began logging several hundred complaints about Instagram on Wednesday afternoon. This was followed by a spike in reports of issues with Facebook and WhatsApp.

Interestingly, Faceook took to twitter to address the issue. "We're sorry that some people are having trouble uploadng or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We're sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible," Faceook said.

Users have complained that log-ins, content loading and websites aren't working either. WhatsApp users saying some texts are sending or receiving.

But not all users are affected: the Facebook and Instagram apps and websites were both working for some users.

Over the past couple of weeks, Facebook has had intermittent issues having to do with various aspects of the platform.

Both Instagram and WhatsApp are owned by Mark Zuckerberg run parent company Facebook.

No official statement has been released by Facebook yet.