Users in Singapore and elsewhere experience service outages on Facebook and Instagram

Gerardo Harmon
November 22, 2018

The feature is created to help users manage social networking by maintaining time spent per day on Facebook on a particular device for the past week and on an average, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday.

The #FacebookDown hashtag was also trending worldwide on Twitter, as netizens took to the microblogging platform to vent their frustrations.

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DownDetector.com reports the outages are the heaviest on the east coast and parts of Europe.

While speaking about Facebook, about 45% of reported failures point out problems on the site, another 33% indicate problems with logging into their accounts, 21% say the application isn't working, the site reported. A spokesperson told the outlet, "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps". As for Instagram, it also appears to still have issues so sorry folks, you won't be able to stunt or show off your struggle plates today.

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The outage came a day after Facebook unveiled a new update to Messenger which will allow over 1.3 billion users delete sent messages from chat threads, under 10 minutes of sending.

According to different users when they visited the home page of Facebook the message "service unavailable" was being displayed.

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