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WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram services down worldwide



Facebook acknowledged Wednesday an outage affecting users in various parts of the world and said it was working on a fix .
Online monitoring service DownDetector reported earlier the outage began around 1200 GMT and affected as well as its Instagram and WhatsApp services .
# Facebookdown and # instagramdown were trending on Twitter as users around the world reported these apps were not functioning .

Facebook said in a tweet : “ 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 . ”

According to DownDetector , thousands of users around the world were reporting outages with Europe and North America most impacted.

Earlier this year , an outage lasting as long as 24 hours that hit Facebook services was blamed on a “ server configuration change . ”
The March 13 outage was believed to be the worst ever for the internet giant , which reaches an estimated 2 . 7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram and messaging applications .

The company did not immediately respond to an AFP query on Wednesday ’ s outage .
( AFP)