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Millions affected as Facebook, Instagram suffer major outage



The American multinational technology conglomerate, Meta, has suffered a major outage with Facebook and Instagram apps reportedly experiencing downtime.

Many users in Nigeria have reported their inability to access their accounts with various error prompts upon repeated attempts.

The problem is also reported across the world with millions experiencing difficulties in the bid to access their accounts on the platforms.

This was first observed at about 4:00 p.m. when many users observed the systematic log-out of their Facebook accounts.

While Facebook users reported persistent logouts, Instagram users noted that they faced difficulties refreshing their feeds.

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This outage followed similar incidents that plagued major social media platforms in recent years.

In 2019, a similar outage impacted Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp simultaneously, raising concerns about the vulnerability of interconnected social media services.

Although Meta is yet to release an official statement on the cause of the outage, industry experts suggest that technical glitches or server issues could be potential factors contributing to this widespread disruption.

The incident comes at a time when social media platforms play an integral role in global communication, with millions relying on these services for personal and professional connections.

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