1. Facebook users face outage; company restoring services

Facebook users face outage; company restoring services

Social networking site Facebook said a "technical issue" had caused some of its users to face troubles in accessing its platform.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 27, 2017 4:48 PM
Facebook, Social networking site, company restoring service, Facebook users, Facebook users face outage, ctive users globally Social networking site Facebook said a “technical issue” had caused some of its users to face troubles in accessing its platform. (Image: Reuters)

Social networking site Facebook said a “technical issue” had caused some of its users to face troubles in accessing its platform. Yesterday, a section of Facebook users across the US, Europe, and India had reported experiencing an outage as they “struggled” to access the popular social media platform. Some said they were facing log-in issues, while others had difficulty in uploading videos, liking or commenting on posts, loading pages, or saw error messages.

There were also reports of some users of Instagram — another Facebook-owned app — facing issues. However, the number of users affected overall could not be ascertained. “….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,” a Facebook spokesperson said in an emailed response.

Facebook has over two billion monthly active users globally. India is one of the biggest markets for the US-based firm. Instagram had over 700 million users as of April, 2017. Many of the affected users took to Twitter to post about the outage. “When Facebook is down so you check Twitter to see why,” said one. “Facebook and Instagram are down, thank you Twitter for being loyal to us,” posted another Twitter user.

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