Social media panic ensued for some on Wednesday as Facebook and Instagram experienced some connectivity issues. Facebook Inc. applications, including the main social-media service and Instagram photo-sharing app, were experiencing some troubling issues on Wednesday for many of their users.
Here is a statement made to the public: “During one of our routine maintenance operations, we triggered an issue that is making it difficult for some people to upload or send photos and videos,” a Facebook representative said in a statement. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
There is a tracking website called Downdetector.com that showed Instagram had been having issues since 8:45 a.m. in New York, while Facebook had been having issues since 8:04 a.m. The WhatsApp messaging service has been having issues since 9:58 a.m., Downdetector showed.
Social media rival Twitter Inc. also was reporting user issues with delivery of direct messages and notifications.
“We’re working on a fix and will follow up as soon as we have an update for you. Apologies for the inconvenience,” the company said in a tweet posted from its support account at 11:57 a.m. New York time.
We're currently having some issues with DM delivery and notifications. We're working on a fix and will follow up as soon as we have an update for you. Apologies for the inconvenience.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 3, 2019
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