Facebook, Instagram restored following service downtime

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Are Facebook and Instagram down in your location? You're not alone!

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The hashtag #facebookdown trended worldwide on Twitter as social media users in some parts of the world contended with what looked to be downtime for Facebook and Instagram. 

Facebook, in a statement at around 3:40 am on Thursday, October 12, cited “a networking issue” as causing trouble with Facebook access. Facebook “started restoring access within about an hour,” so the site should now be back up and running.

At its peak, more than 12,000 users sent reports to site downtime detection site Down Detector, indicating Facebook was down.

FACEBOOK DOWNTIME. An outage map for Facebook's services as of 12:15 am of October 12, Philippine time. Screen shot from Downdetector.com

More than 2,500 reports of Instagram downtime were also reported on the service.

Downtime reports said people were unable to access either one or both of the services on their browser or via the app. In some cases, users were simply unable to use certain basic functions, such as posting on either Facebook or Instagram.





 – Rappler.com

Victor Barreiro Jr.

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