Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back online

Facebook goes down and people are taking to Twitter to complain

Social media platforms Facebook and Instagram were inaccessible to a large number of users across the world on Sunday.

Monitoring website downdetector.co.uk has reported thousands of outages on the platforms across theEurope and parts of the US.

It appeared to be back up and running for most users by 9 a.m. EST.

Furthermore, the person who the lost one previously designated as their Facebook "legacy contact" now has more control over their loved one's profile. Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp users too were facing problems, reported The Verge. The issues affected users in Asia, Europe and the USA, according to the site.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are online again after a brief outage.

USA threatens $11bn tariffs on European Union goods including wine and cheese
The WTO calculated that Airbus received some $18 billion in subsidies from European Union member states between 1968 and 2006. Airbus said it saw no legal basis for the US move and warned of deepening transatlantic trade tensions .

Twitter was not even trying not to gloat, with this trending #facebookdown.

After the issue was resolved today, Facebook released a statement apologizing for the inconvenience.

Facebook and Instagram simply failed to load while the issue with WhatsApp was messages failing to send or being delayed in sending.

"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", Facebook said in a statement to The Verge. Messenger, Facebook's chat service, was also down for more than two hours.

Facebook responded on Twitter after people had noticed the outage.

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