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FACEBOOK and Instagram appear to be back up after a seven-hour outage that sparked chaos online.

The social media apps were down for millions of users for hours today in its worst global outage since 2008, while Twitter users were briefly affected, reports said. Problems with the services, which are all owned by Facebook, began around 4.45 pm BST (11.45 am ET), according to online outage trackers, while, the Twitter situation emerged a few hours later. At around 11.15 pm BST Facebook and Instagram were back up and running for many users. Facebook said in a statement on Twitter: “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry.

“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”

There were also reports of WhatsApp returning for some.

 

FACEBOOK and Instagram appear to be back up after a seven-hour outage that sparked chaos online.
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A total of 43 per cent of users experienced issues with WhatsApp – with 27 per cent saying they were unable to send messages. It’s still unclear what caused the outages. Hundreds of thousands of people reported issues with the social networking apps on the website DownDetector.

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