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Facebook down for several users including some users in Sri Lanka

Facebook down for several users including some users in Sri Lanka

Social media users were left out in the cold after an unexpected Facebook and Instagram outage on Thursday morning.

Website Down Detector is tracking the issues on its Facebook outage chart. As you might have guessed already, not only Facebook, Instagram is also having issues.

We've reached out to Facebook for more information about the outage and will update the story when we hear back.

Huge numbers of people posted problems with the website just after 4pm, with news feeds struggling to load.

The independent website that tracks site outages also reports that Instagram is experiencing user outages as of 11:05 a.m. Wednesday.

Nearly 90 per cent of problems on Facebook in the United Kingdom were reported as total blackouts or users being unable to log in, while on Instagram the core issue was with its news feed. A hashtag "facebookdown" trended worldwide on Twitter as people swapped social networks to check whether the service is really down or not.


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