SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - fb and Instagram customers lost access to the social network s programs in elements of the arena Wednesday due to an outage of undetermined starting place.

The California large which has more than two billion users recounted the outage after customers cited on Twitter they could not get right of entry to facebook or had confined functionality.

"We re conscious that a few human beings are currently having hassle getting access to the fb circle of relatives of apps. We re running to resolve the issue as soon as feasible," a facebook assertion said on Twitter.

A short time later, fb indicated the outage turned into not related to an assault geared toward overwhelming the network.

"We re targeted on working to remedy the difficulty as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue isn't always related to a DDoS attack," fb stated, relating to what's referred to as a allotted denial of provider cyber strike.

in step with the website downdetector.Com, outages have been heaviest in North the usa and Europe, but a few users seemed to be affected in other regions.

closing November, a facebook outage became attributed to a server trouble and a September 2018 outage turned into stated to be the result of "networking problems."