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Facebook resumes after a brief outage in some parts of the world

The outage didn’t affect users in India.

| Updated on: Jan 26 2018, 14:26 IST
Worldwide outage hit Facebook this afternoon
Worldwide outage hit Facebook this afternoon (REUTERS)

The issue seemed to have started just before 1:00PM (ET), Daily Mail reported citing DownDetector which tracks issues and outages with various kinds of services.

While users in the US were hit the hardest, many people in Mexico and in parts of South America could not log onto the site for hours.

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The outage also affected some parts of Europe, with reports showing that the site was down in parts of the UK and Germany.

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The problem affected both desktop and app users.

Many users of the site took to Twitter to check if the problem was global and also to express their frustration.

"When Facebook goes down, i go to twitter to see if it is the real deal. Yes, I'm not the only one with #facebookdown," one Twitter user wrote.

More than 1,800 Facebook users reported that the site was not working around 1:00 PM, with around 43% indicating they were experiencing a "total blackout".

There were also scattered reports of outages in India, Malaysia, and Indonesia, although the problem in these regions did not appear to be widespread, The Independent reported.

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First Published Date: 26 Jan, 14:01 IST