According to Reuters, certain users around the world were facing trouble in accessing widely used Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook apps earlier on Wednesday, in one of the longest outages faced by the company in the recent past.
"Anddddd... we're back," Instagram tweeted here along with GIF image of Oprah Winfrey screaming in excitement. Facebook did not provide an update.
Anddddd... we're back. pic.twitter.com/5E8UdlcsPJ— Instagram (@instagram) March 14, 2019
Social media users in parts of United States, Japan and some parts Europe were affected by the outage, according to DownDetector's live outage map here
Facebook users, including brand marketers, expressed their outrage on Twitter with the #facebookdown hashtag.
The Menlo Park, California-based company, which gets a vast majority of its revenue from advertising, told Bloomberg that it was still investigating the overall impact “including the possibility of refunds for advertisers.”
A Facebook spokesman confirmed the partial outage, but did not provide an update. The social networking site is having issues since over 12 hours, according to its developer’s page.
Facebook took to Twitter to inform users that it was working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and confirmed that the matter was not related to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.