Facebook Users Experience Worldwide Outage

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Billions of Facebook users in various parts of the world experienced an outage yesterday making it impossible to upload photos and videos onto their social media accounts. However, it was resolved 100 percent by late evening.

Online monitoring service DownDetector reported that the outage began around 12:00 GMT and affected Facebook users as well as its Instagram and WhatsApp users.

A “routine maintenance operation” accidentally triggered a bug that made it difficult for users to upload or send photos and videos, US media reported.

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#Facebookdown and #instagramdown were trending on Twitter as users around the world reported these apps were not functioning.

The March 13 outage was believed to be the worst ever for the internet giant, with an estimated reach of 2.7 billion people on its image sharing and messaging applications.

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