Facebook and Instagram services restored after major global disruption

Computers, smartphones and apps all hit by problem – with Europe and North America worst affected by faults now thought resolved

Facebook and Instagram were offline to many users on Wednesday afternoon in what appeared to be a global connection problem.

The website Down Detector suggested users of both social media sites began reporting problems at about 4pm, with Europe and North America seemingly worst hit, though this could be due to time zones and the number of Facebook users in different regions.

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October 12th, 2017 by