Facebook and Instagram Suffers Worldwide Blackout



Facebook and Instagram suffered a brief service outage in Europe, South America and some part of Asia and the US.

 The two social media giants experienced the down time at the same time on Wednesday 1:02PM (East Time) leaving users on the social network without access.

 According to a map displaying the outage powered by DownDetector, a service that keeps track of online sites facing connectivity issues, the outage affected some parts of Asia and a faint part of Africa.

 Facebook users got message such as "Sorry something went wrong, we're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can" when they tried to access Facebook.

 Instagram users trying to access the Instagram via the app were blocked from browsing or uploading anything, while those using the web got "5XX Server Error" message. According Lifewire, a 500 internal Server Error is a very general HTTP status code that means something has gone wrong on the website's server but the server could not be more specific on what the exact problem was.

 However, as at the time of this writing, the services of both social media networks were up and running smoothly.

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