Facebook services restored

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Facebook has resolved the technical glitch its apps and platforms experienced yesterday.

All three major social platforms run by Facebook (Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp) experienced a major outage yesterday, but Facebook has since announced through its Twitter account that all the services have been restored.

Users were unable to receive or open pictures and voice notes on WhatsApp. Facebook and Instagram users were able to read text but couldn’t view or open pictures and videos.

Facebook tweeted: “Some people and businesses experienced trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps and platforms. The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone. We're sorry for any inconvenience.”

Although Facebook did not provide details on the cause of the outage, the social media platform used Twitter to acknowledge the issue.

It tweeted: "We're aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We're sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible."

This is the second time in recent months that Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp experienced a blackout, with an outage reported in April.

Some users took to social media to express their frustration at not being able to use social media.

“Huge media outage across multiple services? I can't send or receive images or videos through WhatsApp, fb messenger, Instagram messaging, or load stories on Instagram. Is this what happens when everything is run by the same company?” – @davidburkfart.

“God damn it. Facebook is down and I just changed my profile pic and no one is gonna see it. Imma just post it here bc Twitter is working.” – @AdryanaaNichols.

“When you realise Mark Zuckerberg can actually end up [to] 95% of your entire life by shutting down Facebook, Instagram & Whatsapp.” – @femillionz

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