Facebook and Instagram down in some areas; some Qatar users also hit

 11 Oct 2017 - 19:48

Facebook and Instagram down in some areas; some Qatar users also hit

Reuters

Facebook and Instagram users in some parts of the Middle East, United States, Europe and Canada were unable to access their accounts on Wednesday as the social networking website faced technical issues.

Many users in Qatar also complained that they are not able to access these two websites. Somewere getting just the menu option but not able to see the time line or post anything on Facebook.

"We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible," a Facebook spokesperson told Reuters.

Earlier in the day, DownDetector.com, which monitors outages, showed that there were over 12,000 incidents of people reporting issues with using the website.  

Fifty percent of the people reported having trouble logging in while 40 percent complained that they faced total blackout issues and the remaining 10 percent faced problems with pictures, Downdetector said on its website report.