Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram users hit by outages

Social media sites were inaccessible to many users across the globe on Sunday, according to Downdetector.com.

    Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram users hit by outages
    Most of those affected by the outages were in Europe, according to Downdetector.com [Patrick Sison/AP]

    Social media networks, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, were inaccessible to some users across the world on Sunday, according to Downdetector.com, a website which monitors outages.

    The outage tracking website showed that there are more than 9,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook.

    Downdetector.com's live outage map showed that the issues mainly cropped up in Europe.

    Separately, Downdetector.com also showed that there were issues with WhatsApp and Instagram, but with a relatively lower count of outage reports.

    Facebook had experienced one of its longest outages in March, when some users around the globe faced trouble accessing Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for over 24 hours.

    SOURCE: Reuters news agency