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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down worldwide: Singapore, Manila, Bangkok among those hit

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down worldwide: Singapore, Manila, Bangkok among those hit

"Not good for those who do social media work, like me".

A map on the site showed the UK, US and large areas of Europe are affected by the connection issues.

The Facebook website is unreachable, while users on Instagram, which is also owned by Facebook, "couldn't refresh feed" messages.

At the time of writing, independent outage monitor Down Detector has registered almost 5,000 reports from users insisting WhatsApp is experiencing an outage.

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The outages appear to have started at around 6.30pm in Malaysia, and come just a month after Facebook experienced its worst outage ever.

Downdetector.co.uk reported over 4700 complaints that Facebook was down in the United Kingdom with the outage beginning at about 10am this morning.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing technical problems this afternoon, leaving users across the globe frustrated.

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