Facebook and Instagram were down temporarily for a few hours on Saturday, as users in some parts of the world were not able to access the social networking platforms. The technical glitch affected both the desktop and mobile users across the world, including the Europe, the US, Brazil, Japan and Australia. To our knowledge no reports have appeared from India, where users experienced an outrage over accessing Facebook and Instagram.
The information about the temporarily glitch was first reported by Down Detector, a website that tracks Internet outages. According to the site, many users could not able to access Facebook like usual. Some could access the site but were unable to load certain pages or upload pictures. At its peak, the website was receiving 1,869 reports of outages.
Facebook later acknowledged the issue by releasing a statement. In a statement sent to CNN, a Facebook spokesperson said, “Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Facebook services. We quickly investigated and are currently restoring service for everyone. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.”
It is not clear what caused the technical glitch. Meanwhile, independent.ie says a code change is believed to be the reason for an outrage that caused Facebook and Instagram to go offline for a brief period of time.
Some users took to Twitter to express their displeasure over Facebook, Instagram not working for them. Here are some reactions.
— Beatrice (@yznbb) August 26, 2017
— Morrigan Quinn (@MorriganQuinn) August 26, 2017
— vale💡 (@artworkva) August 26, 2017