Facebook and Instagram hit by service outage across world

Facebook and Instagram have been hit by major outages that left them refusing to load for some of their users around the world including Pakistan.

Facebook and Instagram users have reported being unable to open pages or sections, with Facebook’s developer website confirming the company is currently looking into the issue.

Multiple users said that heading to Facebook’s home page showed only a “service unavailable” message. And Instagram users found that the web service wouldn’t load, though the app appeared to be working.

It’s not clear if the two outages were connected, though they are both part of Facebook’s broad network of companies.

The website down detector showed significant issues for both sites.

Facebook’s own platform status page showed no significant issues with the underlying technology.