Facebook on Wednesday evening said it is aware that some people are having trouble accessing its ‘family of applications.
On Wednesday evening, some users were unable to access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for several hours.
It’s not clear what caused the issue but a spokesperson for the social networking giant confirmed that the company is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.
The company also posted a thread on Twitter confirming the outage.
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
Users meanwhile, took to Twitter to express their frustration at the sudden outage:
— The New YouTuber (@TheNewYTubr) March 13, 2019
— 🌴 (@chappy2114) March 13, 2019
Facebook and Instagram are down and I’m starting to have a crisis because I’m realising how much time I spend on these apps. Do we value social media too much? #FacebookDown pic.twitter.com/eNYsQ3y9j0
— Jess Pye (@jessicampye) March 13, 2019
— • Tiana • (@georgetiana12) March 13, 2019
IOL and Reuters