Facebook, the world’s largest social network, relied on Twitter on Wednesday to explain that its apps were experiencing outages around the world.
Some users ofFacebook,and other platforms owned by the tech giant, including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp, experienced problems accessing their services. Many people have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations.
The outages began Wednesday afternoon and appeared to affect people in multiple areas, including the US, Central and South America, and Europe, according to tweets and the outage-tracking siteDownDetector.com.
Despite some early online rumors that the outages were the result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDos) attack — a type of hack in which attackers flood a company’s network — Facebook said in another tweet that “the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.”
So what’s happening? According to Facebook’s own help center the problem was resolved hours ago, however, hundreds of users from around the world are still venting frustrations.