Monday 24 October 2016

Never fear: Facebook back online after brief outage

Mark O'Beirne

Published 21/04/2016 | 14:19


Facebook went down at around 12:30 this afternoon, leading to thousands of users to take to Twitter in disgust, but it's back online now.

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Facebook went down for everyone at 12:30 today, something that didn’t go unnoticed by thousands of users.

Of course, in this day and age, users had an alternative outlet and took to Twitter to vent their frustrations. The downtime may not have lasted all that long, but there was enough interest for the hashtag #FacebookDown to start trending on the site.

Instagram also went offline briefly, but both websites are back up and running for most users now. Some users are still reporting having issues accessing Facebook or logging in.

Facebook is yet to comment on why it went offline, but it’s not unheard of for the site to experience brief issues from time to time.

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