Facebook and Instagram users around the world are having trouble accessing the social media apps on Thursday morning (NZ time), apparently due to an outage.
Social media sites Facebook and Instagram are down for users around the world, with Facebook confirming it is not because of a cyber-attack.
Facebook acknowledged the outage just before 7am NZT, and posted again saying it wasn’t because of a denial-of-service attack.
“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps,” it said on Twitter.
Instagram has 1 billion active users every month.
As of December 31, Facebook has more than 2.32 billion monthly active users.
Website DownDetector is reporting the issues with the social media sites, focusing on outages reported in the United States and Europe.
On Wednesday, another outage affected Gmail and Google Drive users around the world.
People reported having trouble loading the website and sending emails.
Many vented their frustration on social media.
According to the website outage.report, there were 1276 reports of problems with Gmail in a 20 minute period.
They came from the United States, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and 55 more countries.
A spokeswoman for Google said it was aware of the problem.
Source : Stuff