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10:46  14 march  2019
10:46  14 march  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Facebook and Instagram started having problems at around noon Eastern time, with issues popping up across Facebook proper, Facebook Messenger and Facebook also confirmed that the outage was not the result of any distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack. We're focused on working to

TechnologyFacebook, Instagram , WhatsApp somewhat restored after one of longest outages in Facebook history . 08:30 14 march 2019. Facebook and Instagram started having problems at around noon Eastern time, with issues popping up across Facebook proper, Facebook Messenger.

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After being out much of Wednesday, Facebook began to come back to life early Thursday after midnight ET for many users.

The outage is one of the longest the massively popular social network has ever experienced in its 15 years.

Facebook and Instagram started having problems at around noon Eastern time, with issues popping up across Facebook proper, Facebook Messenger and Instagram around the world.

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TechnologyFacebook, Instagram , WhatsApp somewhat restored after one of longest outages in Facebook history . 08:30 14 march 2019. Facebook and Instagram started having problems at around noon Eastern time, with issues popping up across Facebook proper, Facebook Messenger

Tech & ScienceFacebook, Instagram , WhatsApp restored after one of longest outages in Facebook history . 15:06 14 march 2019. The outage came a day after Facebook unveiled a new update to Messenger. As per the website Downdetector, which tracks outages globally, Facebook is

Some users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp reported having issues sending photos on the popular messaging app.

It was not immediately clear what caused Wednesday's issue. Some users reported seeing a message saying the site was down for "required maintenance," while others were able to get the social networks to briefly load before discovering that functionality was limited.

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Instagram tweeted that the service was back at 12:41 a.m. Thursday ET.

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FACEBOOK , Instagram and WhatsApp are back online across the UK and Europe after an outage lasting more than 10 hours. Tens of thousands of users complained that the apps and websites will no longer load content, including statuses, photos and videos. WhatsApp users said messages aren't

Facebook has had problems loading images, videos, and other data across its apps today, including Instagram , WhatsApp , and Messenger. DownDetector has also received reports of people being unable to load messages in Facebook Messenger. The outage persisted through mid-day, with

Shortly after Instagram's tweet, Facebook returned to posting on Facebook with a short post: "It's good to be back."

According to tweets and the DownDetector.com tracking website, users in Asia were still having problems on Thursday morning.

In a tweet at 3:03 p.m. ET Wednesday, the company reiterated that it is still working on a fix. Facebook also confirmed that the outage was not the result of any distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack.

As with nearly every Facebook outage, users headed to Twitter with the hashtag #FacebookDown quickly becoming the top trending topic in the United States.

In November, Facebook went down for about half hour and the company said the outage was the result of a “routine test.”

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'They're in America - we're the police': Cops ask social media users to stop calling Triple-0 to report that Facebook and Instagram are down Australian police issued a plea for social media users not to call them when Facebook and Instagram went down on Thursday morning. Thousands of users found themselves unable to connect to social media.

Some users of Facebook -owned WhatsApp reported having issues sending photos on the popular messaging app. There were fewer tweets Wednesday Facebook , Instagram , WhatsApp somewhat restored after one of longest outages in history . College cheating scam: Felicity Huffman and Lori

A Facebook outage in 2008 that lasted about a day affected many of its then 80 million users. Today, Facebook has about 2.3 billion users who log into the service at least once a month. More: Facebook , Instagram , WhatsApp restored after one of longest outages in Facebook history .

Rob Leathern‏, Facebook director of product, tweeted Wednesday afternoon that officials were “also aware that people are experiencing issues with access to our ads interfaces, we'll share an update as soon as possible.”

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Contributing: Eli Blumenthal; Jessica Guynn; Jefferson Graham

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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