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Facebook and Instagram services interrupted; people take to Twitter to share news, jokes

People using social networking sites Facebook and Instagram had trouble accessing their profiles and publishing posts for about an hour on Saturday evening. What followed was a surge of Twitter posts on the same.

tech Updated: Aug 26, 2017 21:14 IST
Kul Bhushan
Kul Bhushan
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Social networking platform Facebook and its photo-sharing service Instagram were down on Saturday evening.

The outage occurred around 7pm with users unable to publish a post, and in some cases, even log in to the site. A message stating “Oops: Something went wrong. We’re working on it getting it fixed as soon as we can” appeared while attempting to access it.

There was also a major spike of down reporting on the third-party website Down Detector, which keeps a real time track of platforms running. The outage seems to have begun around 7pm, the Down Detector graph indicated.

Tweeple were quick to share their troubles on Twitter.

Facebook was back up and running by 8pm.

First Published: Aug 26, 2017 19:47 IST

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