Facebook, Instagram, and Google down for some users

By Bishal Deep Basnet on Mar 14,2019 - 12:52

Social media sites Facebook and Instagram are back online, at least 10 hours after users around the world reported an outage.

About yesterday, users were fully able to access both social media sites, although it had not been confirmed by the social media giant.

Facebook acknowledged the issue on Thursday, saying it wasn't because of a cyber attack.

The Facebook website would not load on Thursday morning.
Facebook refusing to load posts

"We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps," it said on Twitter.

People took to Twitter to share their frustration at not being able to access the websites and apps.

Many police stations across the world received complaints that Facebook wasn't working. This probably wasn't the case in Nepal though. 

Earlier on Thursday, users weren't even able to access Facebook. Personally, I couldn't make any posts. Some users got the message saying that Facebook was under maintenance. 

"Public meetings will be recorded and uploaded to committees' Facebook pages later today," it said.

Just before midday, Instagram posted on its official Twitter saying: "We're aware of an issue impacting people's access to Instagram right now.

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


Instagram has 1 billion active users every month.

As of December 31, Facebook has more than 2.32 billion monthly active users.

Website DownDetector is reporting the issues with social media sites.

It is showing outages in the United States, Europe, Japan, Manila, Australia, and New Zealand.

On Wednesday, another outage affected Gmail and Google Drive users around the world.

People reported having trouble loading the website and sending emails.

Many vented their frustration on social media.

According to the website outage report, there were 1276 reports of problems with Gmail in a 20 minute period.

They came from the United States, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, and 55 more countries.

A spokeswoman for Google said it was aware of the problem.

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