Apps for Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp were down for some users around the world, with unidentified technical problems causing widespread disruptions.
Facebook has acknowledged the problems in a tweet : "We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible."
Outages for large internet platforms like Facebook or YouTube aren't unusual, but in the past they have typically restored service within an hour or two.
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