By Milly Vincent | Daily Mail |
Facebook and Instagram apologised after users worldwide were unable to load the sites this morning as a ‘can’t be reached’ message displayed for four hours.
Whatsapp, owned by Facebook, also suffered a four hour outage for some users internationally.
Downdetector.co.uk reported over 7700 complaints that Facebook was down in the UK with the outage beginning at about 10am this morning and lasting four hours.
The issue seems to have spread world wide with social media users from all across Europe, America and Asia taking to Twitter to voice their frustration.
Twitter users complained that they were not able to access Facebook or Instagram on their desktops causing a disruption to their day.
The hashtags #FacebookDown, #instagramdown and #whatsappdown have all been trending on worldwide Twitter.
Facebook, which owns all the apps, has apologised.
A spokesman for Facebook said: ‘Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps.
‘The issue has since been resolved; we’re sorry for any inconvenience.’