Facebook Messenger reportedly down around the world

Posted November 21, 2018

A week after Instagram's rollout of the "Time on Instagram" activity dashboard, Facebook has begun rolling out a similar feature for itself.

Social media platform Facebook and its subsidiary services suffered a major outage across global regions for the second time this month.

A rush of issues have been reported this lunchtime, as users report being unable to load the page at all.

Facebook acknowledged their mistake and apologised to the users.

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A chart with daily usage graphs will appear, showing how much time you've spent actively using the Facebook app on that specific device during the past week.

In a related development, Facebook released the biannual Transparency Report.

They were focused in Europe and the east coast of the United States, though that may be largely a result of timezones.

Users around the world reported problems with the social networking website as well as Instagram.

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"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", said a spokesperson for the social media giant that also owns WhatsApp.

According to the website Downdetector, which measures outages of popular sites across the web, the problems started at around 1pm on Tuesday, November 20.

People on Twitter have shared their dismay over the outage.

Soon, Facebook was finally able to pinpoint the cause of the issue. This comes quite a bit after the social media company said it would, when reports of it first surfaced in June.

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