27/01/2015 12:11 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Facebook And Instagram Back Up After Brief Outage

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Several internet users on Twitter are reporting that Facebook and Instagram are down, we checked both the sites on our browsers and it seems like it is indeed the case, with connection timeout messages on both the websites. The app is not refreshing with new feeds either.

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Based on the Twitter timeline, it seems like both the sites went down at 11:30 IST. Facebook has yet to acknowledge the outage, we’ll be getting in touch with their representatives to find out more.

Update: Twitter users are saying that online dating app Tinder, AOL Instant Messenger, and Hipchat are down too.

Update 2: We've got a statement from a spokesperson for Facebook India, which acknowledges the downtime. “We’re aware that many people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”

Update 3: Facebook and Instagram is up and working for us at 12:40 pm IST. The cause of downtime could be a DDOS attack, based on the tweet from Avinash Kunnath.

Update 4: Here's the the official statement from Facebook, which confirms that this wasn't the result of a third party attack, but the result of a faulty update: “Earlier this evening many people had trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. This was not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems. We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100% for everyone.”