Friday, April 19, 2019

Facebook hit by outage again affecting users worldwide

  • News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2019-04-14 19:48:13 BdST

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Users around the world have faced trouble connecting to the social networking site and app of Facebook reportedly due to offline server issues a month after a similar outage.

Bangladeshi users encountered problems accessing the social media network from Sunday afternoon.

Facebook and its related apps Instagram and WhatsApp went down on Sunday evening, with several users taking to other social media to say they were experiencing difficulties.

Facebook began to experience issues at about 6.30pm, according to tracking website downdetector.com.

The site's outage map showed several parts of Europe, South-east Asia and North America are affected.

Down Detector registered more than 3,000 reports from users insisting Facebook is plagued with an outage around 4pm.

The number of reports peaked to 14,500 by 6pm and started to decline around 8pm.

A map on the site showed the UK, US and large areas of Europe are affected by the connection issues.

Facebook outage issues also hit parts of Asia.

The problems also affected Facebook Messenger, as well as Facebook-owned services like Instagram and WhatsApp.

In a Twitter post on Mar 14, Facebook said they were aware that “some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps”

The social media giant has not made any comment on the latest outage.