Users suffer as Facebook Bangladeshi users have also been affected as the popular social media apps are facing a global outage
Users suffer as Facebook, Instagram and Messenger apps crash : across the world reported problems with Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger — some of the most popular social media apps around the world — on Thursday.
The tech gremlins appear to have started around 9am on Thursday morning with thousands now left unable to use this service, reports Daily Mirror of UK.
Data from independent website DownDetector — which tracks the server status of online services based on mentions across social media — shows thousands of users unable to access these apps in different parts of the globe including Bangladesh.
Users took to other social media platforms such as Twitter to post about the outage, adding that pictures and posts were not loading on Instagram, and they had trouble sending and receiving messages on Messenger.
Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, Ahsan Baki, a regular user of the aforementioned social media apps, said: “I have been facing trouble trying to send or receive text messages using the Messenger app since 3pm on Thursday.
“As I am a student and classes are now being taken virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, I am finding it very difficult to communicate with anyone.”
Facebook: Some users facing issues
Meanwhile, Facebook Inc said some users were facing issues while sending messages on Messenger, Instagram and its office collaboration service Workplace.
“We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible,” a company spokesperson said.
Outage tracking website Downdetector.com showed that there are more than 1,800 incidents of people reporting issues with Messenger and 350 reports on Instagram.
On Wednesday, the US Federal Trade Commission and nearly every US state filed lawsuits against Facebook, saying it used a “buy or bury” strategy to snap up rivals and keep smaller competitors at bay.
The FTC had said in a statement that it would seek an injunction that “could, among other things: require divestitures of assets, including Instagram and WhatsApp.