Facebook, Instagram and other platforms experiencing issues worldwide

Social media platforms had a bit of a meltdown on Wednesday.

Facebook , Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter were all experiencing various issues.
Users reported bugs, such as images not loading on Instagram and problems with Twitter direct messages, including the app showing notifications for unread DMs that weren’t there when users checked their inbox.

“During one of our routine maintenance operations, we triggered an issue that is making it difficult for some people to upload or send photos and videos. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNN on behalf of its other apps Instagram and WhatsApp.

 

It’s unclear what caused issues on Twitter, but the company said; “We’re currently having some issues with DM delivery and notifications. We’re working on a fix and will follow up as soon as we have an update for you. Apologies for the inconvenience”.

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Users vented their frustrations on Twitter and the hashtags #instagramdown, #facebookdown and #whatsappdown were some of the top trends on the site. Instagram was forced to issue its own statement on Twitter.

“We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible” Instagram tweeted.

According to DownDetector.com, the outages started around 8 a.m. ET, affecting users across the world.

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