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Facebook, Instagram down for many users

File photo shows apps for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks on a smartphone in Chennai.

File photo shows apps for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks on a smartphone in Chennai.   | Photo Credit: AFP

On March 14, Facebook apps recorded their longest ever 12-hour outage

Users from different parts of the world took to Twitter on August 4 to report problems regarding Facebook and Instagram.

“So Facebook isn’t uploading videos this morning? (at least it’s not working here),” tweeted Sean Platter, Art Director at Universal Animation Studios, Los Angeles. “Facebook share not working today,” wrote another user.

While the problems that Facebook users reported are centred around use of media such as photos and videos, Instagram users reported issues with logging in.

Besides users in U.S., people from Canada, Australia and parts of Asia also complained about having trouble using the two social networking platforms, according to a report in CNET.

This year has seen several occasions where everyday apps faced major outages running into several hours in India too. On March 14, Facebook apps recorded their longest ever 12-hour outage.

Following Facebook, in the last few months, Google services like Gmail, Maps and Calendar also broke down several times for users worldwide.

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