Thousands of users complained about issues, citing problems with sharing posts and sending messages
For many attempting to shareThanksgivingposts on Facebook on Thursday morning, it seemed the social network was not in the holiday mood.
Thousands of users complained about issues with Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, citing problems with sharing posts and sending messages, according to Down Detector, aWebsitethat tracks such outages.
With error messages from Hanoi to Portland, the services seem to be affectedacross the world.
Twitter seemed to be functioning without glitches, allowing aggrieved users of Facebook andInstagramto share error messages and, sometimes, enjoy the silence.
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It was unclear what caused the problems at (Facebook) and Instagram but similar has happened before.
As recently as October, both networks and another Facebook product, WhatsApp, werereportedly downfor several hours. The apps run off a similar infrastructure, and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has been working to integrate them further, as heannouncedearlier this year.
On Thursday, WhatsApp seemed unaffected. Neither Facebook or Instagram immediately responded to reports of malfunction.