Users report Facebook and Instagram outtage

Users report Facebook and Instagram outtage

The outage comes days after a new update, "Remove for Everyone", which give users 10 minutes to unsend or delete a sent message.

"Earlier today, a routine test caused users to have trouble accessing or posting to all Facebook services including WhatsApp and Instagram".

Although its reputation hasn't been irreversibly destroyed - not because of the server crash at least - but users across the globe were left in a limbo as Facebook suffered perhaps its biggest-ever outage. #InstagramDown is also trending on Twitter.

Problems ranged from access to the site, issues with using Messenger, slow page loading and the inability to post.

Less than a day beforehand, Facebook's Messenger app crashed for hundreds of thousands of people around the world late on Monday evening.

Others joked about actually having to do work Tuesday morning without Facebook available as a form of procrastination.

We first heard in June that Facebook was working on a feature to help you track and manage the amount of time you spent in its mobile app.

Facebook's outage appears to be global.

A widespread issue hit also hit Facebook in July, with Android users in some parts of the world unable to access the social network for up to ten hours.

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