Facebook Confirms Outage, Says Images Aren’t Working

Facebook Confirms Outage, Says Images Aren’t Working
Facebook outages have been reported across the world on July 3. (Google Maps)
Jack Phillips

Facebook has confirmed that its site is experiencing problems after users reported outages.

Many users said that images on Facebook and Instagram aren’t showing. Some have reported issues with logging into the website.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #facebookdown,” the company tweeted.

On Twitter, hashtags related to the Instagram and Facebook outages were trending.

Downdetector.com’s map shows Facebook’s reported outages, and they appear to be concentrated in the United States and Western Europe.

“Seems very selective on what loading and what’s not.? Seems purposely done. Take this as a sign and spend time with your family and friends,” one person wrote.

“Wow cant believe Facebook has been down for this long, photos don’t show up, videos aren’t showing up or they disappear, you name it and its not working, From Rochester NY. Hope the fix it soon,” commented one person.

“Can’t see any pictures. Not uploading it just stops mid way,” added another.

In mid-March, Facebook and Instagram went down for at least 12 hours.

At the time, the company blamed a “server configuration change,” and apologized for the outages.

Last August, Facebook went down for about 45 minutes, which was described as a relatively lengthy outage for the firm.

Earlier, in 2010, Facebook experienced a 2.5-hour outage that at the time the company called its “worst outage we’ve had in over four years.”

“The key flaw that caused this outage to be so severe was an unfortunate handling of an error condition,” the company announced. “An automated system for verifying configuration values ended up causing much more damage than it fixed.”

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X: https://twitter.com/jackphillips5
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