SINGAPORE: Social media users across the world were unable to gain access to their Facebook and Instagram feeds for a short period on Tuesday (Nov 20) night.
The Down Detector website showed Facebook outage spots on the east coast of the United States as well the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Germany and Switzerland. Similar outage spots were seen in India, the Philippines and Singapore. Reports of the outage first came in at about 8pm.
“A server configuration caused intermittent problems across all apps globally creating a degraded experience for users," a Facebook spokesman told Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday.
"The issue has since been resolved, we are back to 100 per cent for everyone and we’re sorry for any inconvenience,” it added.
The hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown erupted on Twitter as users took their complaints to the rival social media platform, while others injected humour in the breakdown with gifs and memes.